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Supertranslations in flat space-time

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 October 2008

M. Crampin
Affiliation:
King's College, London
J. Foster
Affiliation:
King's College, London

Abstract

This paper contains the derivation of a metric for flat space-time associated with the supertranslations of the Bondi-Metzner group, and a description of the geometry of the null hypersurfaces on which the metric is based.

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Copyright © Cambridge Philosophical Society 1966

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