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Integrability and Einstein's equations

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1. Introduction. In recent years, there has been considerable interest in Oxford and elsewhere in the connections between Einstein's equations, the (anti-) self-dual Yang-Mills (SDYM) equations, and the theory of integrable systems. The common theme running through this work is that, to a greater or lesser extent, all three areas involve questions that can be addressed by twistor methods. In this paper, I shall review progress, with particular emphasis on the known and potential applications in relativity. Some of the results are well-established, others are more recent, and a few appear here for the first time.
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