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Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Solitons in Gauge Theories

Presented by David Tong, DAMTP, Cambridge

13 March 2007 16:15 in CLC 202

Abstract: In recent years there's been much progress on understanding the
dynamics of solitons in gauge theories. I will review some of this work,
describing instantons, and monopoles, and vortex strings, and domain
walls, and monopoles threaded on vortex strings, and vortex strings ending
on boojums on domain walls, and instantons trapped inside domain walls,
and many more. I'll also explain how the quantizing vortex strings
can be used to understand the quantum dynamics of four-dimensional gauge
theories.

Contact d.g.cerdeno@durham.ac.uk or p.e.dorey@durham.ac.uk for more information

Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).