A new proof is given of the positive energy theorem of classical general relativity. Also, a new proof is given that there are no asymptotically Euclidean gravitational instantons. (These theorems have been proved previously, by a different method, by Schoen and Yau.) The relevance of these results to the stability of Minkowski space is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Communications In Mathematical Physics|
|State||Published - Sep 1981|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics