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Workshop Programme

for period 3-7 December

Quantised Flux in Tightly Knotted and Linked Systems

3-7 December


Monday 03 December
09:00-10:15 Registration TOD
10:15-10:30 Opening remarks by Deputy Director, Christie Marr, and Keith Moffatt TOD
Chair: Keith Moffatt
Session: Topological evolution in quantum fluids
10:30-11:10 Barenghi, CF (Newcastle University) TOD
  The properties of quantum turbulence: the homogeneous isotropic case Sem 1
11:10-11:30 Kerr, RM (Warwick University) TOD
  Quantum and classical turbulence: Alike or different? Sem 1
11:30-11:50 Morning Coffee TOD
11:50-12:10 Sherwin, L (Newcastle University) TOD
  Thermally and mechanically driven quantum turbulence in helium II Sem 1
12:10-12:30 Allen, J (Newcastle University) TOD
  Generating and Classifying Turbulence in Bose-Einstein condensates Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court TOD
Chair: Roman Buniy
Session: Topological gauge theories and particle physics
14:00-14:40 Kauffman, LH (University of Illinois at Chicago) TOD
  Topological Models for Elementary Particles Sem 1
14:40-15:00 Kephart, TW (Vanderbilt University) TOD
  The spectrum of tightly knotted flux tubes in QCD Sem 1
15:00-15:20 Afternoon Tea TOD
15:20-16:00 Duff, M (Imperial College London) TOD
  Quantized black hole charges and the Freudenthal dual Sem 1
Chair: Mark Hindmarsh
16:00-16:20 Päs, H (TU Dortmund) TOD
  Knotted strings and leptonic flavor structure Sem 1
16:20-16:40 Dennis, M (University of Bristol) TOD
  Designing fibred knots in optical fields Sem 1
17:00-18:00 Berry, M (H H Wills Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol) TOD
  Rothschild lecture: Superoscillations and weak measurement Sem 1
18:00-18:30 Welcome Wine Reception TOD
Tuesday 04 December
Chair: Tanmay Vachaspati
Session: Topological evolution in gauge theories and cosmology
08:50-09:30 Achucarro, A (Leiden University) TOD
  Cosmic strings and other flux tubes Sem 1
09:30-09:50 Shellard, P (University of Cambridge) TOD
  Cosmic Strings and our Cosmos? Sem 1
09:50-10:30 Hindmarsh, M (Helsinki Institute of Physics/University of Sussex) TOD
  Cosmic strings - relativistic vortices in the early universe Sem 1
10:30-10:50 Morning Coffee TOD
10:50-11:10 Pogosian, L (Simon Fraser University) TOD
  Scaling configurations of cosmic superstring networks and their cosmological implications Sem 1
11:10-11:30 Martins, C (CAUP) TOD
  Scaling properties of cosmic superstring networks Sem 1
11:30-11:50 Steer, D (Université Paris 7 - Denis-Diderot) TOD
  String networks with junctions: evolution and kinks Sem 1
11:50-12:10 Sakellariadou, M (King's College London) TOD
  Constraints on cosmic superstring formation and their decay mechanism Sem 1
12:10-12:30 Urrestilla, J (University of the Basque Country) TOD
  Cosmic strings, effective number of neutrinos, gravity waves and the CMB Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court TOD
Chair: Renzo Ricca
Session: Topology of condensed matter and quantum gas systems
13:30-14:10 Fleischer, JW (Princeton University) TOD
  Superfluid and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless dynamics of light Sem 1
14:10-14:30 Berloff, N (University of Cambridge) TOD
  Vortices in non-equilibrium condensates Sem 1
14:30-14:50 Battye, R (University of Manchester) TOD
  Vorton solutions in 2D and 3D Sem 1
14:50-15:10 Yahalom, A (Ariel University Center of Samaria) TOD
  Log-Analytic Uncertainty Relation Sem 1
15:10-15:30 Afternoon Tea TOD
15:30-15:50 Volkov, MS (University of Tours) TOD
  Vortons and their stability Sem 1
15:50-16:10 Pickett, G (Lancaster University) TOD
  Investigating Pure Quantum Turbulence in Superfluid 3He and a Means of Directly Inferring the Turbulent Energy Content Sem 1
16:10-16:50 Couder, Y (Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes) TOD
  Wave/Particle Duality via Silicon Droplets? Sem 1
16:50-17:10 Monastyrsky, M (ITEP (Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics)) TOD
  Topology of Quantum Liquids Sem 1
Wednesday 05 December
Chair: Jason Cantarella
Session: Knots in mathematics: Knot energies
09:00-09:40 von der Mosel, H (RWTH Aachen University) TOD
  Analytic and topological aspects of Menger curvatures for curves and submanifolds Sem 1
09:40-10:00 Mastin, M (University of Georgia) TOD
  Symmetric Criticality for Ropelength Sem 1
10:00-10:20 Reiter, P (University of Duisburg-Essen) TOD
  Regularity theory for knot energies Sem 1
10:20-10:40 Kusner, R (U Mass Amherst) TOD
  Critical Links and Unlinks Sem 1
10:40-11:00 Morning Coffee TOD
11:00-11:40 O'Hara, J (Tokyo Metropolitan University) TOD
  Renormalized potential energies and their asymptotics Sem 1
11:40-12:00 Buniy, RV (Chapman University) TOD
  Higher order topological invariants from the Chern-Simons action Sem 1
12:00-12:20 Levina, G; Montgomery, M (Russian Academy of Sciences; NOAA/ Hurricane Research Division, Florida) TOD
  Helical Organization of Tropical Cyclones Sem 1
12:20-12:35 Proment, D (University of East Anglia) TOD
  Vortex knots in a Bose-Einstein condensate Sem 1
12:35-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court TOD
Chair: Clayton Shonkwiler
13:30-13:50 Salman, H (University of East Anglia) TOD
  Solitons and Breathers on Quantized Superfluid Vortices Sem 1
13:50-14:10 Haley, R (Lancaster University) TOD
  Branes, strings and boojums; topological defects in helium-3 and the cosmos Sem 1
14:10-14:30 Jäykkä, J (Nordita) TOD
  Dynamics of Hopfions Sem 1
14:30-17:00 Free Afternoon TOD
19:30-22:00 Conference Dinner at Trinity Hall TOD
Thursday 06 December
Chair: Rob Kusner
Session: Knots in mathematics: Tight Knots, etc.
09:00-09:20 Parsley, J (Wake Forest University) TOD
  Cohomology reveals when helicity is a diffeomorphism invariant Sem 1
09:20-09:40 Shonkwiler, C (University of Georgia) TOD
  The geometry of random polygons Sem 1
09:40-10:00 Cantarella, J (University of Georgia) TOD
  The Expected Total Curvature of Random Polygons Sem 1
10:00-10:20 Ricca, RL (Università degli Studi di Milano - Bicocca) TOD
  On the energy spectrum of magnetic knots and links Sem 1
10:20-10:40 Sullivan, JM (Technische Universität Berlin) TOD
  Criticality theory for ropelength and related problems Sem 1
10:40-11:10 Morning Coffee TOD
11:10-11:30 Ernst, C (WKU) TOD
  Topological and Geometric Properties of tightly confined random polygons Sem 1
11:30-11:45 Starostin, E (University College London) TOD
  Equilibrium configurations of elastic torus knots (n,2) Sem 1
11:45-12:05 Blatt, S (University of Warwick) TOD
  The gradient flow of O'Hara's knot energies Sem 1
12:05-12:25 Tanda, S (Hokkaido University) TOD
  Topological Crystals and the quantum effects Sem 1
12:25-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court TOD
Chair: Robert Kerr
Session: Quantized flux tubes and vortices
14:00-14:20 Bajer, K (Uniwersytet Warszawski) TOD
  Quantum vortex reconnections Sem 1
14:20-14:40 Irvine, W (University of Chicago) TOD
  Knots in light and fluids Sem 1
14:40-14:55 Proukakis, N (Newcastle University) TOD
  Vortex Dynamics and Turbulence in Confined Quantum Gases Sem 1
14:55-15:10 Suramlishvilli, N (Newcastle University) TOD
  Interpretation of quasiparticle scattering measurements in $^3$He-B: a three dimensional numerical analysis Sem 1
15:10-15:30 Afternoon Tea TOD
15:30-15:45 Wacks, D (Newcastle University) TOD
  Macroscopic bundles of vortex rings in superfluid helium Sem 1
15:45-16:05 Tkalec, U (Jozef Stefan Institute) TOD
  Knots and links of disclination lines in chiral nematic colloids Sem 1
16:05-16:25 Golov, A (University of Manchester) TOD
  Experiments with tangles of quantized vortex lines in superfluid 4He in the T=0 limit Sem 1
16:25-16:45 Bohr, J (DTU) TOD
  Torus Knots and Links, Twist Neutrality and Biological Applications Sem 1
Friday 07 December
Chair: Levon Pogosian
Session: Linking in magnetic fields and other physical systems
09:00-09:40 Vachaspati, T (ASU) TOD
  Magnetic Fields in the Early Universe -- Chiral Effects and Topology Sem 1
09:40-10:20 Akhmet'ev, P (IZMIRAN) TOD
  Asymptotic higher ergodic invariants of magnetic lines Sem 1
10:20-10:40 Morning Coffee TOD
10:40-11:20 Dunajski, M (University of Cambridge) TOD
  Topological Solitons from Geometry Sem 1
Chair: Konrad Bajer
Session: Topological Solitons
11:20-11:40 Nitta, M (Keio University) TOD
  Creating Vortons and Knot Solitons via Domain Wall Pair Annihilation in BEC and Field Theory Sem 1
11:40-12:00 Tchrakian, T (DIAS) TOD
  Abelian and non-Abelian Hopfions in all odd dimensions Sem 1
12:00-12:20 Babaev, E (UMass Amherst and KTH Stockholm) TOD
  Skyrmions and Hopfions in exotic superconductors Sem 1
12:30-13:30 Lunch at Wolfson Court TOD
Chair: Tom Kephart
Session: Topological Solitons continued
13:30-13:50 Harland, D (Loughborough University) TOD
  Modelling Hopf solitons with elastic rods Sem 1
13:50-14:10 Speight, M (University of Leeds) TOD
  Fermionic quantization of knot solitons Sem 1
14:10-14:30 Afternoon Tea TOD
14:30-14:50 Niemi, A (CNRS/Uppsala University) TOD
  Folding and collapse in string-like structures Sem 1
14:50-15:10 Krusch, S (University of Kent) TOD
  Fermions coupled to Hopf Solitons Sem 1
15:10-15:25 Garaud, J (UMass Amherst and KTH Stockholm ) TOD
  Topological solitons in multi-component superconductors : from baby-Skyrmions to vortex loops Sem 1
15:25-15:40 Closing Remarks TOD
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