Cyclic Monopoles, Affine Toda and Spectral Curves

H. W. Braden

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We show that any cyclically symmetric monopole is gauge equivalent to Nahm data given by Sutcliffe's ansatz, and so obtained from the affine Toda equations. Further the direction (the Ercolani-Sinha vector) and base point of the linearising flow in the Jacobian of the spectral curve associated to the Nahm equations arise as pull-backs of Toda data. A theorem of Accola and Fay then means that the theta-functions arising in the solution of the monopole problem reduce to the theta-functions of Toda.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-323
Number of pages21
JournalCommunications in Mathematical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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