Knots and Topological Growth Laws in the Faddeev Model

Friday, April 25, 2008 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
In this talk, I present some joint work with Fanghua Lin on the existence of knotted solitons realized as the energy-minimizing configurations in the Faddeev field-theoretical model and the associated universal topological growth laws which relate the knot energy to knot topological charge defined by the Hopf invariant.
Speaker: 
Yisong Yang
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314