Isotropic quasi-Einstein manifolds [article]

Miguel Brozos-Vázquez, Eduardo García-Río, Xabier Valle-Regueiro
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate the local structure of four-dimensional Lorentzian quasi-Einstein manifolds under conditions on the Weyl tensor. We show that if the Weyl tensor is harmonic and the potential function preserves this harmonicity then, in the isotropic case, the manifold is necessarily a pp-wave. Using the quasi-Einstein equation, further conclusions are obtained for pp-waves.
arXiv:1905.03509v1 fatcat:iz24mrur5jaybcngnc62dcq2xy