Symmetry, Integrability and Geometry: Methods and Applications (SIGMA)


SIGMA 3 (2007), 035, 8 pages      hep-th/0702228      http://dx.doi.org/10.3842/SIGMA.2007.035
Contribution to the Proceedings of the O'Raifeartaigh Symposium

Charges in Gauge Theories

David McMullan
School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK

Received October 09, 2006, in final form February 09, 2007; Published online February 28, 2007

Abstract
Recent progress in the construction of both electric, coloured and magnetic charges in gauge theories will be presented. The topological properties of the charged sectors will be highlighted as well as the applications of this work to confinement and infrared dynamics.

Key words: gauge theories; charges; infrared; confinement.

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