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Topological Solitons Seminar: Narcissistic Skyrmions

Presented by Claude Warnick, University of Cambridge

14 March 2011 16:15 in CM221

The Skyrme model is a nonlinear sigma-model whose topologically non-trivial target space allows the possibility of topological solitons. Such solitons were proposed by Skyrme to model nuclear matter. In this talk I will briefly review the model and present recent work with Gary Gibbons and Willie Wong ruling out the existence of solitons admitting certain symmetries. I will also indicate how the method can be extended to related models.

Contact p.m.sutcliffe@durham.ac.uk for more information