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Paul Sutcliffe, PhD Durham University

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Professor, Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43123
Room number: CM212a

Contact Paul Sutcliffe (email at p.m.sutcliffe@durham.ac.uk)

Research Groups

Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematical & Theoretical Physics
  • Mathematical & Theoretical Physics: Solitons in Field Theory

Research Interests

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Topological Solitons

Publications

Authored book

  • Manton, N.S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2004). Topological Solitons. Cambridge.: Cambridge University Press.

Chapter in book

  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2018). Hopfions. In Ludwig Faddeev Memorial Volume: A Life in Mathematical Physics. Ge, M., Niemi, A., Phua, K.K. & Takhtajan, L.A. New Jersey: World Scientific. 539-547.
  • Battye, R.A., Manton, N.S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2010). Skyrmions and Nuclei. In The Multifaceted Skyrmion. Brown, G.E. & Rho, M. World Scientific Publishing. 3-39.

Journal Article

  • Maucher, Fabian & Sutcliffe, Paul (2020). Colonies of threaded rings in excitable media. Physical Review E 102(1): 010601(R).
  • Maucher, Fabian & Sutcliffe, Paul (2019). Dynamics of linked filaments in excitable media. Nonlinearity 32(3): 942.
  • Cincotti, Antonio, Maucher, Fabian, Evans, David, Chapin, Brette M., Horner, Kate, Bromley, Elizabeth, Lobb, Andrew, Steed, Jonathan W. & Sutcliffe, Paul (2019). Threaded Rings that Swim in Excitable Media. Physical Review Letters 123(25): 258102.
  • Sutcliffe, Paul (2018). Hopfions in chiral magnets. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 51(37): 375401.
  • Maucher, Fabian & Sutcliffe, Paul (2018). Rings on strings in excitable media. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 51(5): 055102.
  • Naya, Carlos & Sutcliffe, Paul (2018). Skyrmions and Clustering in Light Nuclei. Physical Review Letters 121(23): 232002.
  • Naya, Carlos & Sutcliffe, Paul (2018). Skyrmions in models with pions and rho mesons. Journal of High Energy Physics 2018(5): 174.
  • Sutcliffe, Paul (2017). Chiral ferromagnetic fluids: Let's twist again. Nature Materials 16(4): 392-393.
  • Maucher, Fabian & Sutcliffe, Paul (2017). Length of excitable knots. Physical Review E 96(1): 012218.
  • Sutcliffe, Paul (2017). Skyrmion knots in frustrated magnets. Physical Review Letters 118(24): 247203.
  • Elliot-Ripley, M., Sutcliffe, P.M. & Zamaklar, M. (2016). Phases of kinky holographic nuclear matter. Journal of High Energy Physics 2016(10): 088.
  • Salmi, P. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2016). The dynamics of aloof baby Skyrmions. Journal of High Energy Physics 2016(1): 145.
  • Maucher, F. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2016). Untangling knots via reaction-diffusion dynamics of vortex strings. Physical Review Letters 116(17): 178101.
  • Salmi, P. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2015). Aloof baby Skyrmions. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 48(3): 035401.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2015). Holographic Skyrmions. Modern Physics Letters B 29(16): 1540051.
  • Bolognesi, S., Cockburn, A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2015). Hyperbolic monopoles, JNR data and spectral curves. Nonlinearity 28(1): 211-235.
  • Bolognesi, S., Harland, D. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2015). Magnetic bags in hyperbolic space. Physical Review D 92(2): 025052.
  • Bolognesi, S & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2014). A low-dimensional analogue of holographic baryons. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 47(13): 135401.
  • Niemi, A.J. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2014). Leapfrogging vortex rings in the Landau–Lifshitz equation. Nonlinearity 27(9): 2095-2109.
  • Manton, N.S & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2014). Platonic hyperbolic monopoles. Communications in Mathematical Physics 325(3): 821-845.
  • Bolognesi, S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2014). The Sakai-Sugimoto soliton. Journal of High Energy Physics 2014(1): 78.
  • Allen, James & Sutcliffe, Paul (2013). ADHM polytopes. Journal of high energy physics 2013(5): 63.
  • Jennings, Paul & Sutcliffe, Paul (2013). The dynamics of domain wall Skyrmions. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 46(46): 465401.
  • Jäykkä, J., Speight, M. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2012). Broken baby Skyrmions. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 468(2140): 1085-1104.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2012). Hyperbolic vortices with large magnetic flux. Physical Review D 85(12): 125015.
  • Harland, D, Speight, M. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2011). Hopf solitons and elastic rods. Physical Review D 83(6): 065008.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M (2011). Monopoles in AdS. Journal of High Energy Physics 2011(08): 032.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2011). Skyrmions in a truncated BPS theory. Journal of High Energy Physics 2011(04): 045.
  • Barclay, L., Gregory, R., Kanno, S. & Sutcliffe, P. (2010). Gauss-Bonnet Holographic Superconductors. Journal of High Energy Physics 2010(12): 29.
  • Gillard, M. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2010). Hopf solitons in the Nicole model. Journal of Mathematical Physics 51(12): 122305.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2010). Skyrmions, instantons and holography. Journal of High Energy Physics 2010(08): 019.
  • Foster, D. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2009). Baby Skyrmions stabilized by vector mesons. Physical Review D 79: 125026.
  • Gillard, M. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2009). Domain walls and double bubbles. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 465: 2911-2925
  • Battye, R.A, Pearson, J.A., Pike, S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2009). Formation and evolution of kinky vortons. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 9: 39.
  • Battye, R.A, Manton, N.S, Sutcliffe, P.M. & S.W. Wood, S.W. (2009). Light nuclei of even mass number in the Skyrme model. Physical Review C 80(3): 034323.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2009). Multi-Skyrmions with vector mesons. Physical Review D 79: 085014.
  • Bowcock, Peter, Foster, David & Sutcliffe, Paul (2009). Q-balls, Integrability and Duality. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 42(8): 085403.
  • Battye, R.A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2009). Stability and the equation of state for kinky vortons. Physical Review D 80: 085024
  • Battye, R.A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2009). Vorton construction and dynamics. Nuclear Physics B 814(1-2): 180-194.
  • Battye, R.A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2008). Kinky vortons. Nuclear Physics B 805(1-2): 287-304.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2007). Knots in the Skyrme-Faddeev model. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 463(2087): 3001-3020.
  • Battye, R.A, Manton, N.S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2007). Skyrmions and the alpha-particle model of nuclei. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 463(2077): 261-279.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2007). Vortex rings in ferromagnets. Physical Review B 76: 184439
  • Krusch, S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2006). Schrodinger-Chern-Simons vortex dynamics. Nonlinearity 19(7): 1515-1534.
  • Battye, R.A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2006). Skyrmions with massive pions. Physical Review C 73(5): 051301.
  • Battye, R.A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2005). Skyrmions and the pion mass. Nuclear Physics B 705(1-2): 384-400.
  • Atiyah, M.F. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2005). Skyrmions, instantons, mass and curvature. Physics Letters B 605(1-2): 106-114.
  • Battye, R.A., Krusch, S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2005). Spinning Skyrmions and the Skyrme parameters. Physics Letters B 626(1-4): 120-126.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2004). Instantons and the Buckyball. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 460(2050): 2903-2912.
  • Krusch, S. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2004). Sphalerons in the Skyrme model. Journal of Physics A 37(38): 9037-9050.
  • Battye, R.A., Gibbons, G.W. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2003). Central Configurations in Three Dimensions. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 459(2032): 911-943.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. (2003). Domain Wall Networks on Solitons. Physical Review D 68(8): 085004.
  • Battye, R.A., Houghton, C.J. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2003). Icosahedral Skyrmions. Journal of Mathematical Physics 44(8): 3543-3554.
  • Atiyah, M.F. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2003). Polyhedra in Physics, Chemistry and Geometry. Milan Journal of Mathematics 71(1): 33-58.
  • Battye, R.A. Gibbons, G.W. Rychenkova, P. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2003). Polyhedral Scattering of Fundamental Monopoles. Journal of Mathematical Physics 44(8): 3532-3542.
  • Sutcliffe, P.M. & Winfree, A.T. (2003). Stability of Knots in Excitable Media. Physical Review E 68(1): 016218.
  • Grigoriev, D.Y., Sutcliffe, P.M. & Tchrakian, D.H. (2002). Skyrmed Monopoles. Physics Letters B 540(1-2): 146-152.
  • Battye, R.A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2002). Skyrmions, Fullerenes and Rational Maps. Reviews in Mathematical Physics 14(1): 29-85.
  • Battye, R.A., Cooper, N.R. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2002). Stable Skyrmions in Two-Component Bose-Einstein Condensates. Physical Review Letters 88(8): 080401.
  • Atiyah, M.F. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2002). The Geometry of Point Particles. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences 458(2021): 1089-1115.
  • Speight, J.M. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2001). Discrete Breathers in Anisotropic Ferromagnetic Spin Chains. Journal of Physics A 34(49): 10839-10858.
  • Ioannidou, T. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2001). Soliton Dynamics in 3D Ferromagnets. Physica D 150(1-2): 120-128.
  • Battye, R.A. & Sutcliffe, P.M. (2001). Solitonic Fullerene Structures in Light Atomic Nuclei. Physical Review Letters 86(18): 3989-3992.

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