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    Collapsing sphere on the brane radiates

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    We study the analogue of the Oppenheimer-Snyder model of a collapsing sphere of homogeneous dust on the Randall-Sundrum type brane. We show that the collapsing sphere has the Vaidya radiation envelope which is followed by the brane analogue of the Schwarzschild solution described by the Reissner-Nordstrom metric. The collapsing solution is matched to the brane generalized Vaidya solution and which in turn is matched to the Reissner-Nordstrom metric. The mediation by the Vaidya radiation zone is the new feature introduced by the brane. Since the radiating mediation is essential, we are led to the remarkable conclusion that a collapsing sphere on the brane does indeed, in contrast to general relativity, radiate null radiation.Comment: Minor changes, main results remain unchanged, to appear in Phys. Lett.

    Mass and angular momenta of Kerr anti-de Sitter spacetimes in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theory

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    We compute the mass and angular momenta of rotating anti-de Sitter spacetimes in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theory of gravity using a superpotential derived from standard Noether identities. The calculation relies on the fact that the Einstein and Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet vacuum equations are the same when linearized on maximally symmetric backgrounds and uses the recently discovered D-dimensional Kerr-anti-de Sitter solutions to Einstein's equations

    Kerr-Schild ansatz in Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity: An exact vacuum solution in five dimensions

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    As is well-known, Kerr-Schild metrics linearize the Einstein tensor. We shall see here that they also simplify the Gauss-Bonnet tensor, which turns out to be only quadratic in the arbitrary Kerr-Schild function f when the seed metric is maximally symmetric. This property allows us to give a simple analytical expression for its trace, when the seed metric is a five dimensional maximally symmetric spacetime in spheroidal coordinates with arbitrary parameters a and b. We also write in a (fairly) simple form the full Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet tensor (with a cosmological term) when the seed metric is flat and the oblateness parameters are equal, a=b. Armed with these results we give in a compact form the solution of the trace of the Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet field equations with a cosmological term and a different than b. We then examine whether this solution for the trace does solve the remaining field equations. We find that it does not in general, unless the Gauss-Bonnet coupling is such that the field equations have a unique maximally symmetric solution.Comment: 10 pages, no figures, references added. Last version for CQ

    Cosmological perturbations of an expanding brane in an anti-de Sitter bulk: a short review

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    Since the Randall-Sundrum 1999 papers, braneworlds have been a favourite playground to test string inspired cosmological models. The subject has developped into two main directions : elaborating more complex models in order to strenghten the connection with string theories, and trying to confront them with observations, in particular the Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies. We review here the latter and see that, even in the simple, "paradigmatic", case of a single expanding brane in a 5D anti-de Sitter bulk, there is still a missing link between the "view from the brane" and the "view from the bulk" which prevents definite predictions

    A note on the Deser-Tekin charges

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    Perturbed equations for an arbitrary metric theory of gravity in DD dimensions are constructed in the vacuum of this theory. The nonlinear part together with matter fields are a source for the linear part and are treated as a total energy-momentum tensor. A generalized family of conserved currents expressed through divergences of anti-symmetrical tensor densities (superpotentials) linear in perturbations is constructed. The new family generalizes the Deser and Tekin currents and superpotentials in quadratic curvature gravity theories generating Killing charges in dS and AdS vacua. As an example, the mass of the DD-dimensional Schwarzschild black hole in an effective AdS spacetime (a solution in the Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet theory) is examined.Comment: LATEX, 7 pages, no figure

    Kink-antikink, trapping bags and five-dimensional Gauss-Bonnet gravity

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    Five-dimensional Gauss-Bonnet gravity, with one warped extra-dimension, allows classes of solutions where two scalar fields combine either in a kink-antikink system or in a trapping bag configuration. While the kink-antikink system can be interpreted as a pair of gravitating domain walls with opposite topological charges, the trapping bag solution consists of a domain wall supplemented by a non-topological defect. In both classes of solutions, for large absolute values of the bulk coordinate (i.e. far from the core of the defects), the geometry is given by five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space.Comment: 8 pages, 2 figure

    Conserved Charges of Higher D Kerr-AdS Spacetimes

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    We compute the energy and angular momenta of recent D-dimensional Kerr-AdS solutions to cosmological Einstein gravity, as well as of the BTZ metric, using our invariant charge definitions.Comment: 11 pages, references added, equation correcte

    Time-dependent gravitating solitons in five dimensional warped space-times

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    Time-dependent soliton solutions are explicitly derived in a five-dimensional theory endowed with one (warped) extra-dimension. Some of the obtained geometries, everywhere well defined and technically regular, smoothly interpolate between two five-dimensional anti-de Sitter space-times for fixed value of the conformal time coordinate. Time dependent solutions containing both topological and non-topological sectors are also obtained. Supplementary degrees of freedom can be also included and, in this case, the resulting multi-soliton solutions may describe time-dependent kink-antikink systems.Comment: 19 pages, 10 figure
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