Gravitating instantons in 3 dimensions


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Ferstl A., Tekin B. , Weir V.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.62, no.6, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.62.064003
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Abstract

We study the Einstein-Chern-Simons gravity coupled to Yang-Mills-Higgs theory in three-dimensional Euclidean space with a cosmological constant. The classical equations reduce to Bogomol'nyi type first order equations in curved space. There are BPS type gauge theory instanton (monopole) solutions of finite action in a gravitational instanton which itself has a finite action. We also discuss gauge theory instantons in the vacuum (zero action) AdS space. In addition we point out to some exact solutions which are singular.