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Title: Physical properties of gravitational solitons
Author: Micciche, Salvatore
ISNI:       0000 0001 3396 9668
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1999
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Soliton solutions of Einstein's field equations for space–times with two non-null, commuting Killing Vectors are exact solutions obtained using the solution-generating techniques that resemble the well-known Inverse Scattering Methods that have been widely used m the solution of certain nonlinear PDE's such as Korteweg–de Vries, Sine–Gordon, non-linear Schrödinger. There exist two main soliton techniques in General Relativity. The Belinski–Zakharov technique allows for purely gravitational solutions. The Alekseev technique allows for solutions of the Einstein–Maxwell equations. In both techniques, solitons arise in connection with the poles of a certain so-called "dressing matrix".
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Relativity; Einstein