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Conformal Infinity

Overview of attention for article published in Living Reviews in Relativity, February 2004
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Conformal Infinity
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Living Reviews in Relativity, February 2004
DOI 10.12942/lrr-2004-1
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Jörg Frauendiener


The notion of conformal infinity has a long history within the research in Einstein's theory of gravity. Today, "conformal infinity" is related to almost all other branches of research in general relativity, from quantisation procedures to abstract mathematical issues to numerical applications. This review article attempts to show how this concept gradually and inevitably evolved from physical issues, namely the need to understand gravitational radiation and isolated systems within the theory of gravitation, and how it lends itself very naturally to the solution of radiation problems in numerical relativity. The fundamental concept of null-infinity is introduced. Friedrich's regular conformal field equations are presented and various initial value problems for them are discussed. Finally, it is shown that the conformal field equations provide a very powerful method within numerical relativity to study global problems such as gravitational wave propagation and detection.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 5%
United States 2 3%
Germany 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Australia 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Greece 1 2%
New Zealand 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 53 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 26%
Student > Master 12 18%
Researcher 12 18%
Student > Bachelor 5 8%
Other 5 8%
Other 14 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 45 69%
Mathematics 10 15%
Unspecified 3 5%
Engineering 2 3%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 4 6%

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