, Volume 10, Issue 8, pp 1437-1486
Date: 23 Mar 2010

A Gluing Construction Regarding Point Particles in General Relativity

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We develop a gluing construction which adds scaled and truncated asymptotically Euclidean solutions of the Einstein constraint equations to compact solutions with potentially non-trivial cosmological constants. The result is a one-parameter family of initial data which has ordinary and scaled “point-particle” limits analogous to those of Gralla and Wald (Class Quantum Grav 25:205009, 2008). In particular, we produce examples of initial data which generalize Schwarzschild–de Sitter initial data and gluing theorems of IMP-type (Isenberg et al. in Comm Math Phys 231:529–568).