Tetrahedral and Cubic Monopoles

Conor Houghton, Paul Sutcliffe

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Using a numerical implementation of the ADHMN construction, we compute the fields and energy densities of a charge three monopole with tetrahedral symmetry and a charge four monopole with octahedral symmetry. We then construct a one parameter family of spectral curves and Nahm data which represent charge four monopoles with tetrahedral symmetry, which includes the monopole with octahedral symmetry as a special case. In the moduli space approximation, this family describes a novel kind of four monopole scattering and we use our numerical scheme to construct the energy density at various times during the motion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-362
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 1996

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