Dyons of charge eθ/2π

January 19, 2023
5:00pm to 6:00pm

Blue Room

Specialist level
Luca Melotti

Blue Room


Luca Melotti will present the paper by Edward Witten (Phys.Lett.B 86 (1979) 283-287).

It is shown that in CP non-conserving theories, the electric charge of an 't Hooft-Polyakov magnetic monopole will not ordinarily be integral, or even rational in units of the fundamental charge e . If a non-zero vacuum angle θ is the only mechanism for CP violation, the electric charge of the monopole is exactly calculable and is − e θ/2π, plus an integer. If there are additional CP violating interactions, the monopole charge must be computed as a power series in the coupling constant. These results apply in realistic theories such as SU(5).

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