Monopoles and strings in non-commutative gauge theory

David J. Gross, Nikita A. Nekrasov

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We study some non-perturbative aspects of non-commutative gauge theories. We find analytic solutions of the equations of motion, for non-commutative U(1) gauge theory, that describe magnetic monopoles with a finite tension string attached. These solutions are non singular, finite and sourceless. We identify the string with the projection of a D-string ending on a D3-brane in the presence of a constant B-field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-33
Number of pages33
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7 PART B
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Non-perturbative Effects
  • Solitons Monopoles and Instantons
  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking


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