GRG Editor's Choice

© SpringerIn each volume of the journal General Relativity and Gravitation, a few articles are marked as “Editor’s Choice”. The primary criteria is original, high quality research that is of wide interest within the community.


Light deflection and Gauss–Bonnet theorem: definition of total deflection angle and its applications 
Hideyoshi Arakida

Extreme gravity tests with gravitational waves from compact binary coalescences: (I) inspiral–merger 
Emanuele Berti, Kent Yagi, Nicolás Yunes

2-vertex Lorentzian spin foam amplitudes for dipole transitions 
Giorgio Sarno, Simone Speziale, Gabriele V. Stagno

Shadows and strong gravitational lensing: a brief review 
Pedro V. P. Cunha, Carlos A. R. Herdeiro

Cartan invariants and event horizon detection 
D. Brooks, P. C. Chavy-Waddy, A. A. Coley, A. Forget, D. Gregoris, M. A. H. MacCallum, D. D. McNutt


Higher curvature gravities, unlike GR, cannot be bootstrapped from their (usual) linearizations 
S. Deser

Almost rigidity of the positive mass theorem for asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds with spherical symmetry 
Anna Sakovich, Christina Sormani

Collisional super-Penrose process and Wald inequalities 
Igor V. Tanatarov, Oleg B. Zaslavskii

Cosmological solutions with charged black holes 
Rashida Bibi, Timothy Clifton, Jessie Durk

Quasi-local gravitational angular momentum and centre of mass from generalised Witten equations 
Wolfgang Wieland

The magnetic part of the Weyl tensor, and the expansion of discrete universes 
Timothy Clifton, Daniele Gregoris, Kjell Rosquist


Algebraically special Einstein–Maxwell fields
Norbert Van den Bergh

A toy Penrose inequality and its proof
Ingemar Bengtsson, Emma Jakobsson

Massive to gauge field reduction and gravitational wave zone information
S. Deser

Implications of the gravitational wave event GW150914
M. Coleman Miller

A note on entanglement entropy, coherent states and gravity
Madhavan Varadarajan

Ultrarelativistic boost with scalar field
O. Svítek, T. Tahamtan

Angular diameter distances reconsidered in the Newman and Penrose formalism
Thomas P. Kling, Aly Aly


Quasi-normal acoustic oscillations in the transonic Bondi flow
Eliana Chaverra, Olivier Sarbach

Momentum density of spacetime and the gravitational dynamics
T. Padmanabhan

Bel–Robinson as stress-tensor gradients and their extensions to massive matter
S. Deser, J. Franklin

Geodesic deviation at higher orders via covariant bitensors
Justin Vines

Von Zeipel’s theorem for a magnetized circular flow around a compact object
O. Zanotti, D. Pugliese

Creating images by adding masses to gravitational point lenses
Olivier Sète, Robert Luce, Jörg Liesen

On the effective metric of a Planck star
Tommaso De Lorenzo, Costantino Pacilio, Carlo Rovelli, Simone Speziale


Fundamental cosmology in the E-ELT era: the status and future role of tests of fundamental coupling stability
C. J. A. P. Martins

Hamiltonian and Noether charges in first order gravity
Alejandro Corichi, Iraís Rubalcava-García, Tatjana Vukašinac

Relativistic elasticity of rigid rods and strings
José Natário

Parameterization of temperature and spectral distortions in future CMB experiments
Cyril Pitrou, Albert Stebbins

Reconstructing the velocity field beyond the local universe
R. Johnston, D. Bacon, L. F. A. Teodoro, R. C. Nichol, M. S. Warren, C. Cress

Last gasp of a black hole: unitary evaporation implies non-monotonic mass loss
Eugenio Bianchi, Matteo Smerlak

On the shape of bodies in general relativistic regimes
Martin Reiris

Sharp parameter bounds for certain maximal point lenses
Robert Luce, Olivier Sète, Jörg Liesen

General relativity from a thermodynamic perspective
T. Padmanabhan


Canonical structure of tetrad bimetric gravity
Sergei Alexandrov

Asymptotic analysis of perturbed dust cosmologies to second order
Claes Uggla, John Wainwright

A set of invariant quality factors measuring the deviation from the Kerr metric
Alfonso García-Parrado Gómez-Lobo, José M. M. Senovilla

Linear bosonic and fermionic quantum gauge theories on curved spacetimes
Thomas-Paul Hack, Alexander Schenkel

Scale anomaly as the origin of time
Julian Barbour, Matteo Lostaglio, Flavio Mercati

Spike statistics
J. Mark Heinzle, Claes Uggla


Shape dynamics in 2+1 dimensions
Timothy Budd, Tim Koslowski

Do primordial lithium abundances imply there’s no dark energy?
Marco Regis, Chris Clarkson