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Paper   IPM / P / 14830
School of Physics
  Title:   Strolling along gauge theory vacua
1.  A. Seraj
2.  D. Van den Bleeken
  Status:   Published
  Journal: JHEP
  Vol.:  1708
  Year:  2017
  Pages:   127
  Supported by:  IPM
We consider classical, pure Yang-Mills theory in a box. We show how a set of static electric fields that solve the theory in an adiabatic limit correspond to geodesic motion on the space of vacua, equipped with a particular Riemannian metric that we identify. The vacua are generated by spontaneously broken global gauge symmetries, leading to an infinite number of conserved momenta of the geodesic motion. We show these correspond to the soft multipole charges of Yang-Mills theory.

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