Monopoles from Rational Maps

Research paper by Theodora Ioannidou, Paul Sutcliffe

Indexed on: 11 May '99Published on: 11 May '99Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


The moduli space of charge k SU(2) BPS monopoles is diffeomorphic to the moduli space of degree k rational maps between Riemann spheres. In this note we describe a numerical algorithm to compute the monopole fields and energy density from the rational map. The results for some symmetric examples are presented.