26 November 2012
The lecture will discuss some applications of topology to a number of interesting physical systems: 1. Classifications of Phases, 2. Classifications of one-dimensional textures in Nematics and Superfluid HE-3, 3. Classification of defects, 4. Phase transition in Liquid membranes. The solution of these problems leads to interesting mathematics but the talk will also include some historical remarks.
- Geometry and Analysis Seminar