# Monopoles, Strings and Gravitational Waves

#### Monopoles, Strings and Gravitational Waves

- Event time: All day
- Event date: 20th June 2024
- Speaker: Qaisar Shafi (Delaware U., Bartol Inst.)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) (James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB)) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB

### Event details

A variety of interesting topological objects arise in spontaneously broken unified theories. They include monopoles and strings as well as more complex structures with cosmological implications. In this talk I will discuss primordial magnetic monopoles, topologically stable and metastable cosmic strings, and gravitational waves.

### About Particle Physics Theory seminars

The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..