Monopole ’83

  • James L. Stone

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Monopoles and Particle Theories

    1. Erick J. Weinberg
      Pages 1-16
    2. A. P. Balachandran
      Pages 17-24
    3. Malcolm J. Perry
      Pages 29-38
    4. Rafael Sorkin
      Pages 39-45
    5. F. Alexander Bais
      Pages 51-51
    6. M. Arik, M. Hortacsu, J. Kalayci
      Pages 53-56
  3. Monopoles and Astrophysics

    1. Paul Joseph Steinhardt
      Pages 85-106
    2. Keith A. Olive, David Seckel
      Pages 107-116
    3. C. Wetterich
      Pages 117-123
    4. Eugene N. Parker
      Pages 125-136
    5. Jeffrey Harvey
      Pages 137-145
    6. Katherine Freese
      Pages 147-152
    7. A. K. Drukier, G. G. Raffelt
      Pages 153-160
    8. Daniele Fargion
      Pages 161-168
  4. Monopole Catalysis of Nucleon Decay

  5. Monopole Interaction Mechanisms

    1. Norman M. Kroll, Venkatesh Ganapathi, Stephen J. Parke, Sidney D. Drell
      Pages 295-315
    2. Charles J. Goebel
      Pages 333-337
    3. Charles J. Goebel
      Pages 339-346
  6. Monopole Detection Techniques

    1. Barry C. Barish
      Pages 367-382
    2. Steven P. Ahlen, P. B. Price, S. Guo, R. L. Fleischer
      Pages 383-390
    3. Ray Hagstrom, Anthony D. Rugari
      Pages 391-402
    4. Georges Charpak
      Pages 417-430
  7. Induction Techniques and Experiments

    1. B. Cabrera, M. Taber, R. Gardner, M. Huber, J. Bourg
      Pages 439-450
    2. C. C. Chi, C. D. Tesche, C. C. Tsuei, P. Chaudhari, S. Bermon
      Pages 451-460
    3. J. R. Incandela, M. Campbell, H. Frisch, S. Somalwar, M. Kuchnir, H. R. Gustafson
      Pages 461-470
    4. J. C. Schouten, A. D. Caplin, C. N. Guy, M. Hardiman, J. G. Park
      Pages 471-475
    5. F. R. Fickett, M. Cromar, A. F. Clark
      Pages 477-480
    6. Chris N. Guy
      Pages 491-495
    7. Tadashi Watanabe, Takeo Ebisu
      Pages 503-509

About this book


Ten years have passed since It Hooft and Polyakov demonstrat­ ed that superheavy magnetic monopoles were a natural consequence of any Grand Unified Theory (GUT) in which the unifying group contains a U(l) factor as a subgroup. An analysis of these GUTs in an expanding, cooling universe yields a phase transition at an energy ~l015 GeV and at a cosmic time ~lO-35 seconds after the big bang. The general consequences of GUTs and this phase transition are the prediction of proton decay, the production of superheavy magnetic monopoles, and an understanding of the observed excess of matter over anti-matter in the universe. Attempts to provide experimental verification of GUTs has led to valiant experimental efforts in recent years to observe nucleon decay in massive underground detectors. Experiments to search for superheavy monopoles may eventually require similar efforts. Since the unification scale is unreachable in the laboratory, monopole detectors must search for relics of the big bang. Much theoretical groundwork has been accomplished in recent years with the development of GUTs. In Part I of this book, Erick Weinberg gives a theoretical overview of the role of magnetic monopoles in the various unification schemes. Monopoles in the context of the newly revived Kaluza-Klein theories are presented by several authors and are summarized by Qaisar Shafi. Mike Turner begins Part II with a discussion of monopoles in standard big bang cosmology. Paul Steinhardt follows with his perspectives on the inflationary universe; C.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James L. Stone
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0377-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-0375-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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