Birkhoff theorem for anR+R2theory of gravity with torsion Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the gravitational Lagrangian LG=(c416G)R-(a c16G)a RAR, where the curvatures are computed from a metric-compatible connection with torsion. We prove that the Schwarzschild metric and its torsion-free connection constitute the unique O(3) spherically symmetric (including reflections) solution to the vacuum field equations of LG. 1979 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review D

author list (cited authors)

  • Ramaswamy, S., & Yasskin, P. B.

citation count

  • 35

complete list of authors

  • Ramaswamy, Sriram||Yasskin, Philip B

publication date

  • April 1979