July 31, 2018 to August 6, 2018
Maynooth University
Europe/Dublin timezone

Field-Strength Descriptions for a Confined System of SU(2) Charges

Aug 3, 2018, 4:00 PM
Hall E (Arts Bldg.)

Hall E

Arts Bldg.

Talk A: Vacuum structure and confinement Vacuum structure and confinement


Prof. Dennis Sivers (Portland Physics Institute)


The existence of a mechanism with QCD to confine quarks and gluons to the interior of hadrons has long been accepted empirically. To explore the properties required for this confinement we present a field-strength description for a simple extended system of SU(2) charges with spherical symmetry and then impose confining boundary conditions on the time-independent Yang-Mills-Maxwell equations. Nontrivial solutions to these equations necessarily describe a dual topological insulator with a shell of topological charge between the interior and exterior volumes. The dimensional reduction implicit in the characterizations of spherically symmetric SU(2) can be extended to SU(3).

Primary author

Prof. Dennis Sivers (Portland Physics Institute)

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