Montonen-Olive conjecture

Montonen-Olive conjecture

[‚män·tə‚nən ′äl·əv kən‚jek·chər]
(particle physics)
The conjecture that unified theories of elementary particle interactions with supersymmetry have the property that, when the coupling constant between electric charges and electric fields becomes large, the electric charges become fuzzy, heavy, and strongly coupled while the magnetic charges become point-like, light, and weakly coupled, which is the reverse of the situation when the coupling constant is small.