High Energy Particle Physics


A Soliton Model for Electric and Magnetic Charge

Authors: Paul J. Werbos

Many theorists in grand unification physics, empirical nuclear physics and other areas have had considerable interest in “soliton” models of particles as extended objects in space, starting from classical field theories. Perhaps the most famous are the Skyrme model ,and the Bogomolnyi-Prasada-Sommerfield (BPS) monopoles in a classical model field theory developed by ‘tHooft, Polyakov, Jackiw, Rebbi and others. But these models achieve stability (or near-stability) by exploiting a single topological charge, commonly interpreted as magnetic charge, which does not capture the complexity of what we see in nature. This brief note provides an example of a new type of classical field theory which would appear to allow two topological charges, left-handed and right-handed, with a closer link to the standard model of physics.

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