Topological Defects: Fossils from the Early Universe
Abstract
In the context of current particle physics theories, it is quite likely that topological defects may be present in our universe. An observation of these fossils from the early universe would lead to invaluable insight into cosmology and particle physics, while their absence provides important constraints on particlecosmology model building. I describe recent efforts to address cosmological issues in condensed matter systems such as He3 and a possible solution to the magnetic monopole problem due to defect interactions. (Invited talk at the 1997 RESCEU Symposium, University of Tokyo.)
 Publication:

Particle Cosmology
 Pub Date:
 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.hepph/9801367
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9801367
 Bibcode:
 1998paco.conf...63V
 Keywords:

 Astrophysics;
 Condensed Matter;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 6 pages