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The light-cone theorem

Abstract : We prove that the area of cross-sections of light-cones, in space-times satisfying suitable energy conditions, is smaller than or equal to that of the corresponding cross-sections in Minkowski, or de Sitter, or anti-de Sitter space-time. The equality holds if and only if the metric coincides with the corresponding model in the domain of dependence of the light-cone.
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Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, Piotr T. Chrusciel, Jose M. Martin-Garcia. The light-cone theorem. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing, 2009, 26, pp.135011. ⟨hal-00468094⟩



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