A new proof of the positive energy theorem

@article{Witten1981ANP,
  title={A new proof of the positive energy theorem},
  author={E. Witten},
  journal={Communications in Mathematical Physics},
  year={1981},
  volume={80},
  pages={381-402}
}
  • E. Witten
  • Published 1981
  • Mathematics
  • Communications in Mathematical Physics
  • 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. 

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