Topological Solitons from Geometry
Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute
AbstractSolitons 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.
If it doesn't, something may have gone wrong with our embedded player.
We'll get it fixed as soon as possible.