Light Deflection with Torsion Effects Caused by a Spinning Cosmic String

Research paper by Kimet Jusufi

Indexed on: 07 Jun '16Published on: 07 Jun '16Published in: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology


Using a new geometrical method introduced by Werner, we find the deflection angle in the weak limit approximation by a spinning cosmic string in the context of the Einstein-Cartan (EC) theory of gravity. We begin by adopting the String-Randers optical metric, then we apply the Gauss-Bonnet theorem to the optical geometry and derive the leading terms of the deflection angle in the equatorial plane. Calculations shows that light deflection is affected by the intrinsic spin of the cosmic string and torsion.