# 't Hooft operator

## English[edit]

### Etymology[edit]

Introduced by Gerard 't Hooft in the 1978 paper *On the phase transition towards permanent quark confinement*.

### Noun[edit]

**'t Hooft operator** (*plural* **'t Hooft operators**)

- (physics) A dual version of the Wilson loop in which the electromagnetic potential
*A*is replaced by its electromagnetic dual*A*, where the exterior derivative of^{mag}*A*is equal to the Hodge dual of the exterior derivative of*A*.^{mag}