A new proof of the positive energy theorem
Abstract
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.
 Publication:

Communications in Mathematical Physics
 Pub Date:
 September 1981
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF01208277
 Bibcode:
 1981CMaPh..80..381W