Spontaneous compactification and "monopoles" in higher dimensions

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Using the Wu-Yang global gauge description, the minimal gauge group is found which compactifies the extra even D dimensions into a sphere, namely SO(2N). These gauge theory solutions are associated with non-vanishing topological charges. An SO(2N) gauge theory solutions is obtained in D = 2N + 1 dimensions which describes a generalized singular magnetic monopole which conforms to the Yang definition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-343
Number of pages17
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 25 1978


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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