Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 1–9 | Cite as

Are there geon analogues in sourceless gauge-field theories?

  • Sidney Coleman
  • Larry Smarr


It has recently been shown that there is no finite-energy non-singular solution to the sourceless gauge-field equations in four-dimensional Minkowski space that does not radiate energy. However, this does not preclude the possibility of solutions which hold themselves together for a long time before radiating away their energy. If they existed, such objects would be analogous to the geons of general relativity. We show such objects do not exist.


Neural Network Statistical Physic General Relativity Complex System Nonlinear Dynamics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sidney Coleman
    • 1
  • Larry Smarr
    • 2
  1. 1.Lyman Laboratory of PhysicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Lyman Laboratory of Physics and Center for AstrophysicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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