Gauged sigma models and magnetic skyrmions

15 October 2019
12:00
to
13:15
Abstract

Magnetic skyrmions are topological solitons which occur in a large class
of ferromagnetic materials and which are currently attracting much
attention in the condensed matter community because of  their possible
use  in future magnetic information storage technology.  The talk is
about an integrable model for magnetic skyrmions, introduced in a recent
paper (arxiv 1812.07268) and generalised in (arxiv 1905.06285). The
model can be solved by interpreting it as a gauged nonlinear sigma
model. In the talk will explain the model and the geometry behind its
integrability, and discuss some of the solutions and their physical
interpretation.

  • Quantum Field Theory Seminar