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London Mathematical Society Durham Symposium
Topological Solitons and their Applications
Monday 2nd August - Thursday 12th August 2004


All lectures take place in room CG93 (the Scarborough lecture theatre). Coffee and Tea are served in CM105. Meals are taken at Grey College. To view the movies click on the time associated with the speaker. The owners of the website, and the lecturers giving the talks, have no responsibility for, and will accept no liability arising from, the content of the movies. The movies may be used for educational purposes only, and use in any commercial context is forbidden.

Monday 2nd August
14:00Registration in Holgate House - closes at Dinner
Tuesday 3rd August
Chairman: RS Ward
09:00-09:55PL ChristiansenEnergy funelling and bubble generation in a bent and twisted DNA model
10:00-10:55JC EilbeckBreathers on quantum lattices
11:30-12:25N R WaletNonlinear dynamics of electrons in chiral molecules
13:00Lunch - Grey College
Chairman: R Tucker
16:00-16:55PM SutcliffeSkyrmions and the pion mass
17:00-17:55Y ZolotaryukMobility of topological solitons in the discrete nonlinear Klein-Gordon models
20:00Wine Reception (after dinner)
Wednesday 4th August
Chairman: Y Brihaye
09:00-09:55A EremkoSolitons in alpha-helical proteins
10:00-10:55N TheodorakopoulosDiscrete topological solitons and one-dimensional thermodynamic instabilities: application to DNA melting and unzipping
11:30-12:25F MusumeciRelation between delayed luminescence and structures of simple biological systems
13:00Lunch - Grey College
13:50Conference Photograph
Chairman: B Hartmann
16:00-16:25R BattyeSolitons in multi-component Bose-Einstein Condensates
16:30-16:55P. BowcockSoliton, Defects and Gates
Chairman: WJ Zakrzewski
17:00Discussion -particle
Thursday 5th August
Chairman: A Niemi
09:00-09:25MM Bogdan
09:30-09:55T IoannidouSkyrmions and Harmonic Maps
10:00-10:55S FlachBroken space-time symmetries induced by ac fields: from particle to soliton ratchets
11:30-12:25FG MertensEffects of ac magnetic fields on the vortex dynamics in 2D magnets
13:00Lunch - Grey College
14:30Cathedral visit
Chairman: LS Bryzhyk
16:30-16:55S MingaleevNonlinear photonic crystals: a new type of soliton-bearing systems
Chairman: PL Christiansen
17:00discussion - bio
Friday 6th August
Chairman: P Forgacs
09:00-09:55N PapanicolaouCommensurate and incommensurate magnetism in layered antiferromagnets
10:00-10:55NS MantonThe Kähler potential for Abelian Higgs vortices
11:30-12:25N GrahamBreathers, Q-balls, and Oscillons in Quantum Field Theory
13:00Lunch - Grey College
16:00-16:55AK RajantieQuantum solitons and dualities on lattice
17:00-17:55AS KovalevMagnetic topological excitations in nanodots and simple models
Saturday 7th August
Chairman: BMAG Piette
09:00-09:55MF AtiyahSolitons and Topology
10:00-10:55AM Kosevich Analogues of dark solitons and Lieb states in a 1D discrete chain
11:30-11:55D. SmithBranes in String Theory
12:00-12:25N. ProukakisDynamics of Dark Solitons in the Atomic Boson Field of Condenses
13:00Lunch - Grey College
16:00-16:25B SchroersElectric-magnetic symmetry and confinement in discrete gauge theories
16:30-16:55R BielawskiCluster decomposition of monopoles and the asymptotic metrics
Chairman: NS Manton
17:00discussion general
Sunday 8th August
09:00Day trip to Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby
Monday 9th August
Chairman: JS Sanchez-Guillen
09:00-09:55S KomineasSolitary waves and vortex rings in a cylindrical Bose-Einstein condensate
10:00-10:55M QuandtCenter Vortices in Yang-Mills Theory
11:30-12:25R Dandoloff"Interaction" of solitons and support manifolds
13:00Lunch - Grey College
Chairman: KMA Zakrzewska
16:00-16:25J TuszynskiThe role of nonlinearities in the biophysical properties and biological function of key subcellular components
16:30-16:55K. ZakrzewskaBreathing is not Enough
Chairman: LS Bryzhyk
17:00discussion - bio
Tuesday 10th August
Chairman: TJ Dobrowolski
09:00-09:55M HindmarshDynamical scaling in topological defect networks
10:00-10:55R JackiwA 100% Cotton Kink in a Funny Place
11:30-12:25G LavrelashviliNon-Abelian gravitational solitons
13:00Lunch - Grey College
Chairman: Y Shnir
16:00-16:25JM SpeightAlgebraic topology of the Skyrme configuration space
16:30-16:55RAW GregoryA long time ago on a brane far, far away ...
Chairman: R Jackiw
17:00discussion particle-cosmo
19:00Drinks in Grey JCR followed by the Conference dinner at 19:30
Wednesday 11th August
Chairman: M Johansson
09:00-09:55M KarlinerSpontaneous breaking of rotational symmetry in many-body and QFT solitons.
10:00-10:55VB KopeliovichExotic baryons and multibaryons in topological soliton models
11:30-12:25AT FilippovIntegrable models of black holes and cosmologies.
13:00Lunch - Grey College
Chairman: G Jaroszkiewicz
16:00-16:55J HietarintaRibbon knots in the Faddeev-Skyrme model
17:00-17:55LA FerreiraEuclidean 4d exact solitons in a Skyrme type model
Thursday 12th August
Departure after breakfast