Dynamical symmetry of monopole scattering

L. Gy Fehér, P. A. Horváthy

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The conserved "Runge-Lenz" vector found by Gibbons and Manton in describing asymptotic scattering of Bogomolny-Prasad-Sommerfield monopoles is shown to generate, together with angular momentum, an o (4) or an o(3,1) symmetry algebra analogous to the one in the Kepler problem. This allows for a group-theoretical derivation of the bound-state spectrum and the scattering cross section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-186
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 8 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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