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Title: Supersymmetric monopoles and duality in non-abelian gauge theories
Author: Fraser, C.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1998
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The principal subject of this thesis is the study of various aspects of supersymmetric magnetic monopoles in four dimensional gauge theories, with particular emphasis on gauge theories with gauge groups larger than SU(2). The classical theory of bosonic magnetic monopoles is reviewed in some detail, as well as the basics of four dimensional supersymmetry, with emphasis on the role of central charges. The generalisations of electric-magnetic duality to Yang-Mills theory with N = 2 and N = 4 supersymmetries and with higher rank gauge group are presented. The approach relies on analyses of the massive BPS spectrum of dyonic states. Finally, applications of these results upon dimensional reduction to three dimensions are presented, in particular in the determination of new exponential corrections to the SU(2) multi-monopole moduli space metric.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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