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Magnetic Monopoles

Preskill, John (1984) Magnetic Monopoles. Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science, 34 . pp. 461-530. ISSN 0163-8998. doi:10.1146/annurev.nucl.34.1.461.

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How is it possible to justify a lengthy review of the physics of the magnetic monopole when nobody has ever seen one? In spite of the unfortunate lack of favorable experimental evidence, there are sound theoretical reasons for believing that the magnetic monopole must exist. The case for its existence is surely as strong as the case for any other undiscovered particle. Moreover, as of this writing (early 1984), it is not certain that nobody has ever seen one. What seems certain is that nobody has ever seen two.

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Additional Information:© 1984 Annual Reviews. Work supported in part by the US Department of Energy under contract DEAC-03-81-ER40050. I have learned about magnetic monopoles from many colleagues, especially S. Coleman, P. Nelson, and F. Wilczek. In preparing this manuscript, I have benefited from conversations with H. Sonada and N. Warner.
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