Hyperbolic vortices and Dirac fields in 2+1 dimensions

Calum Ross, Bernd Johannes Schroers

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Starting from the geometrical interpretation of integrable vortices on two-dimensional hyperbolic space as conical singularities, we explain how this picture can be expressed in the language of Cartan connections, and how it can be lifted to the double cover of three-dimensional Anti-de Sitter space viewed as a trivial circle bundle over hyperbolic space. We show that vortex configurations on the double cover of AdS space give rise to solutions of the Dirac equation minimally coupled to the magnetic field of the vortex. After stereographic projection to (2+1)-dimensional Minkowski space we obtain, from each lifted hyperbolic vortex, a Dirac field and an abelian gauge field which solve a Lorentzian, (2+1)-dimensional version of the Seiberg-Witten equations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number295202
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number29
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2018


  • Cartan geometry
  • Dirac operator
  • hyperbolic vortex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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