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Physical cosmic strings do not generate closed timelike curves

Deser, S. and Jackiw, R. and ’t Hooft, G. (1992) Physical cosmic strings do not generate closed timelike curves. Physical Review Letters, 68 (3). pp. 267-269. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.68.267.

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We reexamine the causal properties of geometries generated by parallel, moving cosmic strings, particularly our statement that closed timelike curves are forbidden there. Contrary to a recent claim, such acausal behavior cannot be realized by physical, timelike, sources.

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Additional Information:© 1992 American Physical Society. (Received 21 August 1991) This material was presented by one of us (R.J.) at the Sixth Marcel Grossmann Meeting [4]; informative discussions with conference participants, especially G. Gibbons and S. Hawking, are gratefully acknowledged. This work is supported in part by funds provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-88-04561 (S.D.), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) under Contract No. DE-AC02-76ER03069 (R.J.).
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Official Citation:Physical cosmic strings do not generate closed timelike curves S. Deser, R. Jackiw, and G. ’t Hooft Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 267
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