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Topological Solitons Seminar: The Skyrme-Faddeev model and the elastic rod approximation

Presented by Paul Jennings, Durham

12 March 2014 13:00 in CM219

The Skyrme-Faddeev model is a novel theory which gives string-like
solutions that take the form of links and knots. Solutions for a large
number of charges are known, however these are computationally
intensive. An approximation has therefore been developed using an
elastic rod theory which captures many of the features of the original
model. In this talk I will discuss both these models and demonstrate
approximations for higher charges. I shall then use these approximations
to study some new aspects within the Skyrme-Faddeev model such as the
possibility of non-torus knots.

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