Hyper-Kähler metrics from periodic monopoles

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Relative moduli spaces of periodic monopoles provide novel examples of asymptotically locally flat hyper-Kähler manifolds. By considering the interactions between well-separated periodic monopoles, we infer the asymptotic behavior of their metrics. When the monopole moduli space is four dimensional, this construction yields interesting examples of metrics with a self-dual curvature (gravitational instantons). We discuss their topology and complex geometry. An alternative construction of these gravitational instantons using moduli spaces of Hitchin equations is also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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