Jun 24 – 25, 2019
Prague, Czech Republic
Europe/Prague timezone

Magnetic monopole mass

Jun 24, 2019, 9:15 AM
Lecture room 103 (Prague, Czech Republic)

Lecture room 103

Prague, Czech Republic

Czech Technical University in Prague Břehová 7, 115 19 Prague, Czech Republic


Petr Benes (Czech Technical University (CZ))


After a short general introduction to the theory of magnetic monopoles, with an emphasis on their masses within different models, I will focus specifically on the electroweak Cho-Maison magnetic monopole and present some exact monopole solutions in effective extensions of the Standard Model that have a Bogomol’nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield (BPS) limit. I'll show that the phenomenologically relevant lower bound to the mass of the magnetic monopole is $M \geq 2\pi v/ g \approx 2.37\,\,\mathrm{TeV}$. I'll argue that this bound holds universally, not just in theories with a BPS limit.

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Petr Benes (Czech Technical University (CZ))

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