The nonlinear system describing self-dual Einstein metrics and its generalizations are discussed from the point of view of integrability. It is shown that these nonlinear systems share a variety of remarkable features (such as the existence of a linear scattering problem, a group-theoretical solution technique similar to the Riemann-Hilbert problem, and a geometric interpretation as dynamical motion in an infinite dimensional Grassmann manifold) with nonlinear integrable systems known until now. Differences of the relevant group-theoretical structures between these two classes of nonlinear systems are also pointed out. These results lead to the conclusion that the nonlinear systems in question do form a new class of nonlinear integrable systems.
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Kanehisa Takasaki, Aspects of Integrability In Self-Dual Einstein Metrics and Related Equations. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 22 (1986), no. 5, pp. 949–990DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195177263