Nonabelian Monopoles Break Color

  • A. P. Balachandran
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 111)


Grand unified theories1 (GUTs) are gauge theories based on a unifying group G which is spontaneously broken into a subgroup H. Such theories predict “magnetic” monopoles2 as topological excitations. These monopoles are generalizations of the abelian Dirac monopoles, in particular some of them are sources of long range nonabelian magnetic fields.


Gauge Theory Test Particle Grand Unify Theories1 Higgs Field Superselection Rule 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Balachandran
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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