We discuss how the vector nature of magnetic fields, and the geometrical interpretation of gravity introduced by general relativity, lead to a special coupling between magnetism and spacetime curvature. This magneto-geometrical interaction effectively transfers the tension properties of the field into the spacetime fabric, triggering a variety of effects with potentially far-reaching implications.
Modern Theoretical and Observational Cosmology
- Pub Date:
- September 2002
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- To appear in proceedings of the 2nd Hellenic Cosmology Workshop, Athens 2001 (Kluwer-ASSL series)