Topology of the Misner space and its \(g\)-boundary

  • Juan Margalef-Bentabol
  • Eduardo J. S. Villaseñor
Research Article


The Misner space is a simplified 2-dimensional model of the 4-dimensional Taub-NUT space that reproduces some of its pathological behaviours. In this paper we provide an explicit base of the topology of the complete Misner space \(\mathbb {R}^{1,1}/boost\). Besides we prove that some parts of this space, that behave like topological boundaries, are equivalent to the \(g\)-boundaries of the Misner space.


Misner space g-Boundary Spacetime topology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Margalef-Bentabol
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eduardo J. S. Villaseñor
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Estructura de la MateriaCSICMadridSpain
  2. 2.Unidad Asociada al IEM-CSIC, Grupo de Teorías de Campos y Física Estadística, Instituto Universitario Gregorio Millán BarbanyGrupo de Modelización y Simulación Numérica, Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.Unidad Asociada al IEM-CSIC, Grupo de Teorías de Campos y Física Estadística, Instituto Universitario Gregorio Millán Barbany, Grupo de Modelización y Simulación NuméricaUniversidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain

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