Confinement Mechanism in Quantum Chromodynamics
The old idea of explaining confinement in QCD by magnetic monopoles has in recent years become an active area of investigation in lattice gauge theory. Faculty member John Stack and students have performed calculations for an SU(2) gauge group, which use magnetic monopoles to give a quantitative explanation of the heavy quark potential and glueball spectrum.
This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Grant Numbers 64377, 56840, 80780, 561096, DEFG02-03ER41281, DEFG02-91ER40677, and DE-SC0009932. This material is also based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers PHY03-49179 and PHY04-26272. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Energy or National Science Foundation.