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gravitational instanton

Contents

Context

Gravity

Riemannian geometry

Contents

Idea

The analog of Yang-Mills instantons in gravity (…)

References

The original articles:

Review:

See also

On gravitational instanton number counted by first Pontrjagin class:

Argument that exotic spheres may be regarded as gravitational instantons:

  • Edward Witten, p. 12 of: Global gravitational anomalies, Comm. Math. Phys. Volume 100, Number 2 (1985), 197–229. (EUCLID)

  • Randy A. Baadhio, On the global gravitational instanton and soliton that are homotopy spheres, Journal of Mathematical Physics 32, 2869 (1991) (doi:10.1063/1.529078)

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