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Geometrical Aspects of Cosmic Magnetic Fields

  • Christos G. Tsagas
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 276)

Abstract

We discuss how the vector nature of magnetic fields and the geometrical interpretation of gravity introduced by general relativity lead to a special coupling between magnetism and spacetime curvature. This magneto-geometrical interaction effectively transfers the tension properties of the field into the spacetime fabric, triggering a variety of effects with potentially far-reaching implications.

Keywords

Magnetic Fields Early Universe Large-Scale Structure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos G. Tsagas
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  1. 1.Relativity and Cosmology GroupUniversity of PortsmouthPortsmouthEngland

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