# 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