The Eguchi-Hanson metric

The Eguchi-Hanson metric

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Heather Macbeth , Princeton University
Fine Hall 314

In 1978 the physicists Eguchi and Hanson discovered a "gravitational pseudoparticle."  It was quickly stolen by mathematicians.  I will discuss some topological, analytic, differential-geometric and algebro-geometric properties of the Eguchi-Hanson construction.