Colliding plane waves in string theory

Bin Chen*, Chong Sun Chu, Ko Furuta, Feng Li Lin

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We construct colliding plane wave solutions in higher dimensional gravity theory with dilaton and higher form flux, which appears naturally in the low energy theory of string theory. Especially, the role of the junction condition in constructing the solutions is emphasized. Our results not only include the previously known CPW solutions, but also provide a wide class of new solutions that is not known in the literature before. We find that late time curvature singularity is always developed for the solutions we obtained in this paper. This supports the generalized version of Tipler's theorem in higher dimensional supergravity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-558
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Classical Theories of Gravity
  • Integrable Equations in Physics
  • Superstring Vacua
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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