Jul 24 – 30, 2016
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Europe/London timezone

Complete Monopole Dominance of the Static Quark Potential

Jul 29, 2016, 4:50 PM
Building 67 Room 1007 (Highfield Campus, University of Southampton)

Building 67 Room 1007

Highfield Campus, University of Southampton

Talk Vacuum Structure and Confinement Vacuum Structure and Confinement


Dr Nigel David Cundy (Seoul National University)


In earlier work, we used a gauge independent Abelian Decomposition to show that Abelian degrees of freedom where wholly responsible for the static quark postential. The Abelian decomposition contains a Maxwell part and Topological part, whose contribution to the string tension can be analysed theoretically and numerically, and arises because of the existence of a certain type of monopole. If we also fix the gauge in a certain way, we show that the Topological part can wholly account for the string tension. We show using numerical simulations in SU(2) Yang-Mills theory that the monopoles which can at least partially explain confinement are present in the QCD vacuum.

Primary author

Dr Nigel David Cundy (Seoul National University)

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