Magnetic Monopoles and Grand Unified Theories

  • D. I. Olive
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 7)

Abstract

The first part of my talk is devoted to explaining why magnetic monopoles, for so long a theoretical curiosity, arise naturally in the grand unified gauge theories, currently thought to be a step on the way to ultimate synthesis of physics. Then I discuss the theoretical interest of having a Higgs field in the adjoint representation, and further of it having vanishing self-interaction. I end by commenting on the masses of the monopoles and their possible production in the early Universe.

Keywords

Helium Soliton Sine Stimated Cose 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. I. Olive
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentImperial CollegeLondonUK

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