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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

On this page you can find information about seminars in this and previous academic years, where available on the database.

CPT Student Seminar: The Skyrme-Faddeev model (with a brief introduction to topological solitons)

Presented by Paul Jennings, Durham University

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.

Contact paul.jennings@durham.ac.uk or s.m.fearn@durham.ac.uk or h.m.brooks@durham.ac.uk for more information

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.