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  Observation of cosmological topological defects

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Are there any projects/experiments running for the observation of topological defects (domain walls, monopoles, etc)?

Are there any past/canceled or future such projects?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:25 (UCT), posted by SE-user Eelvex
asked Feb 24, 2011 in Experimental Physics by Eelvex (10 points) [ no revision ]
retagged Mar 24, 2014 by dimension10

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See e.g.


MoEDAL at CERN has survived since that time. This is about the magnetic monopoles. Domain walls may be too much stuff too wish for so I don't think that someone is looking for them and nothing else. Cosmic strings are being constantly looked for in the telescopes but so far, the bounds are tightening - they don't seem to be abundant (or they're totally absent).

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:25 (UCT), posted by SE-user Luboš Motl
answered Feb 24, 2011 by Luboš Motl (10,278 points) [ no revision ]
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There is a workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs which will be held at Mykonos, Royal Myconian & Myconian Imperial Resorts on 26 June - 1 July 2011.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-03-24 04:25 (UCT), posted by SE-user anna v
answered Feb 24, 2011 by anna v (2,005 points) [ no revision ]

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