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Topological Solitons from Geometry

Date: 
Friday 7th December 2012 - 10:40 to 11:20
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Session Title: 
Linking in magnetic fields and other physical systems
Session Chair: 
Levon Pogosian
Abstract: 
Solitons are localised non-singular lumps of energy which describe particles non perturbatively. Finding the solitons usually involves solving nonlinear differential equations, but I shall show that in some cases the solitons emerge directly from the underlying space-time geometry: certain abelian vortices arise from surfaces of constant mean curvature in Minkowski space, and skyrmions can be constructed from the holonomy of gravitational instantons.
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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons