Monopoles and Skyrmions
Becoming acquainted with ’t Hooft–Polyakov monopoles. — Nontriviality of the second homotopy group, or why these monopoles are topologically stable. — The Bogomol’nyi limit. — Quantizing the monopole moduli. — Dyons. — Skyrmions in multicolor QCD. — Nontriviality of the third homotopy group. — Interpreting Skyrmions as baryons. — Exotic Skyrmions.
15 Magnetic monopoles
Now we will discuss magnetic monopoles – very interesting particles which carry a magnetic charge. They emerge in non-Abelian gauge theories in which ...