By Pierre Van Baal (auth.), Jeff Greensite, à tefan Olejník (eds.)

The challenge of quark confinement is without doubt one of the vintage unsolved difficulties of particle physics and is key to our figuring out of the physics of the robust interplay and the behaviour of non-Abelian gauge theories commonly. The confinement challenge is usually are sector within which options from topology and strategies of computational physics either locate vital functions. This quantity encompasses a image of present learn during this box as of January 2002. specific emphasis is put on the function of topological box configurations equivalent to centre vortices and monopoles in proposed confinement mechanisms. different subject matters lined comprise color superconductivity, instantons and chiral symmetry breaking, matrix types and the development of chiral gauge theories.

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11. , Myerson, R. , (1977) Phase transitions in abelian lattice gauge theories, Nucl. Phys. B 129, 493. ANALYTICAL STUDY OF LOW TEMPERATURE PHASE OF 3D LGT IN THE PLAQUETTEFORMULATION * OLEG BORISENKO and SERGEI VOLOSHIN Institute for Theoretical Physics, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, 03 I 43 Kiev, Ukraine MANFRIED FABER Atominstitut der osterreichischen Universitiiten, Arbeitsgruppe Kernphysik, TU Wien, A-1040 Vienna, Austria Abstract. We develop an analytical approach for non-abelian gauge models within the plaquette representation where the plaquette matrices play the role of the fundamental degrees of freedom.

In addition, the monopole 5 ai 1\/ is closed and H 3 (interval 2 x Sl) = O. 47 loop comes with a twist. It can be viewed as generating the electric field needed for the instanton number. We emphasize that details of the monopole loop like its position depend on the chosen Abelian gauge. The topological considerations, however, are gauge-independent. The instanton number is converted into the Hopf invariant of the normalised Higgs field n. Measured on the boundary, it can be related to the properties of the monopole in the bulk.

9. 't Hooft, G. (1981) Topology of the gauge condition and new confinement phases in nonAbelian gauge theories, Nue/. , 8190, pp. 455 Taubes, C. H. (1984) Morse theory and monopoles: Topology in long-ranged forces, in G. ) Progress in Gauge Field Theory, Plenum Press, New York van Baal, P. (1982) Some results for SU(N) gauge fields on the hypertorus, Commun. Math. , 85, pp. 529 van der Sijs, A. J. (1997) Laplacian Abelian projection, Nue/. Phys. B (Proc. ), 53, pp. e. as the generators of the Lie algebra su( 2).

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