CPT Student Seminar: The Skyrme-Faddeev model (with a brief introduction to topological solitons)
6 October 2014 17:00 in OC218 (IPPP Building)
Topological solitons are stable, particle-like solutions of field theories, where stability is a consequence of the topological characteristics of a solution. In this talk I will introduce a number of different theories which contain topological solitons including the Skyrme-Faddeev model. In this model string-like solutions are know to exist and to form knotted structures. I will then discuss my recent work in finding new knotted structures within this model.
A copy of the slides for this talk may be found at the above link.
A gathering of mathematicians from the CPT group with physicists from IPPP, we meet to discuss our work in a relaxed and friendly environment.
An archive of previous years talks is kept here.