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.
Yisong Yang
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 314