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Title: A study of noncommutative instantons
Author: Iskauskas, Andrew
ISNI:       0000 0004 5355 8489
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2015
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We consider the properties and behaviour of 2 U(2) noncommutative instantons: solutions of the NC-deformed ADHM equations which arise from U(2) 5d Yang-Mills theory. The ADHM construction allows us to find all such solutions, which form a moduli space of allowed configurations. We derive the metric for such a space, and consider the dynamics of the instantons on this space using the Manton approximation. We examine the reduction of this system to lower-dimensional soliton theories, and finally consider the effect of adding a Higgs field to the SYM theory, resulting in a potential on the instanton moduli space.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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