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Publications Influence

Action Integrals and Partition Functions in Quantum Gravity

- G. Gibbons, S. Hawking
- Physics
- 15 May 1977

One can evaluate the action for a gravitational field on a section of the complexified spacetime which avoids the singularities. In this manner we obtain finite, purely imaginary values for the… Expand

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Cosmological Event Horizons, Thermodynamics, and Particle Creation

- G. Gibbons, S. Hawking
- Physics
- 15 May 1977

It is shown that the close connection between event horizons and thermodynamics which has been found in the case of black holes can be extended to cosmological models with a repulsive cosmological… Expand

1,971 88- PDF

4-Dimensional black holes from Kaluza-Klein theories

- P. Breitenlohner, D. Maison, G. Gibbons
- Mathematics
- 1 June 1988

In this paper we consider generalizations in 4 dimensions of the Einstein-Maxwell equations which typically arise from Kaluza-Klein theories. We specify conditions such that stationary solutions lead… Expand

379 55

The first law of thermodynamics for Kerr–anti-de Sitter black holes

- G. Gibbons, M. Perry, C. Pope
- Physics
- 30 August 2004

We obtain expressions for the mass and angular momenta of rotating black holes in anti-de Sitter backgrounds in four, five and higher dimensions. We verify explicitly that our expressions satisfy the… Expand

366 37- PDF

Black holes and critical points in moduli space

- S. Ferrara, G. Gibbons, R. Kallosh
- Physics
- 13 February 1997

We study the stabilization of scalars near a supersymmetric black hole horizon using the equation of motion of a particle moving in a potential and background metric. When the relevant 4-dimensional… Expand

549 37- PDF

Black Holes and Membranes in Higher Dimensional Theories with Dilaton Fields

- G. Gibbons, K. Maeda
- Physics
- 21 March 1988

Abstract We consider scale invariant theories which couple gravity to Maxwell fields and antisymmetric tensor fields with a dilaton field. We exhibit in a unified way solutions representing black… Expand

888 31

Gravitational Multi - Instantons

- G. Gibbons, S. Hawking
- Physics
- 9 October 1978

Abstract We present a new family of self-dual positive definite metrics which are asymptotic to Euclidean space modulo identifications under discrete subgroups of O(4). these solutions contain 3τ − 3… Expand

565 30

Classification of Gravitational Instanton symmetries

- G. Gibbons, S. Hawking
- Mathematics
- 1 October 1979

We classify the action of one parameter isometry groups of Gravitational Instantons, complete non singular positive definite solutions of the Einstein equations with or without Λ term. The fixed… Expand

417 27

Black hole enthalpy and an entropy inequality for the thermodynamic volume

- M. Cvetič, G. Gibbons, D. Kubizňák, C. Pope
- Physics
- 13 December 2010

In a theory where the cosmological constant $\Lambda$ or the gauge coupling constant $g$ arises as the vacuum expectation value, its variation should be included in the first law of thermodynamics… Expand

417 27- PDF

Born-Infeld particles and Dirichlet p-branes

- G. Gibbons
- Physics
- 3 September 1997

Born-Infeld theory admits finite energy point particle solutions with δ-function sources, Blons. I discuss their role in the theory of Dirichlet p-branes as the ends of strings intersecting the brane… Expand

416 25- PDF

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