Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Knotted Nematics and Complex Singularities

Presenter: Thomas Machon (University of Warwick)

Co-author: Gareth Alexander (University of Warwick)

Abstract

We show that exploiting the structure of Milnor polynomials in $\mathbb{C}^2$ allows the construction of line fields corresponding to nematic textures containing both charged and uncharged knotted defects.