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Topological Solitons Seminar: Hyperbolic monopoles and symmetric instantons

Presented by Alex Cockburn, Durham

26 February 2014 13:00 in CM219

Non-abelian monopoles in Euclidean space have been intensively studied since their discovery in the 70's, but explicit solutions are quite rare. This situation can be improved by moving to a hyperbolic space background, where one can exploit a connection to Euclidean instantons. I will discuss some new techniques based on this approach. The solutions include some examples with Platonic symmetry, as well as one-parameter families analogous to geodesics describing Euclidean monopole scattering.

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