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SIG X (Solitons @ Work workshop)

20 June - 01 July 2022

From classical to quantum Solitons

Lectures on topological solitons, their mathematical properties and physical applications.

As always, the aim of this informal workshop is to increase interactions (and possible future collaboration) between topological solitons oriented physicists and mathematicians. So, we are mainly focused on discussion.

This year we want once again to discuss problems and open questions related to dynamical aspects of topological solitons, their interactions and quantization.

Due to the Russian attack on Ukraine and still unstable COVID situation, the workshop will be held in a hybrid form with all talks avaliable online. However, we do our best to keep the informal spirit of the workshop where the stress is put on the discussion rather than talks. The participation is free and open to everyone. To join the workshop and the workshop mailing list please e-mail Kasia Oles at katarzyna.slawinska [at]

The first week will have even more informal climate with only one talk a day, also avaliable online. In addition, the talks will have more introduction/overview flavour. Therefore they should be especially interesting for students.

In the second week, which is the main week of the workshop, we plan to have (only) 2 online talks every day followed by informal (almost unlimited) discussion sessions.

This edition is again organized within the framework Soliton at Work S@W.

We acknowledge financial support from:
  • the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science of the Jagiellonian University.
  • the Department of Field Theory, Institute of Theoretical Physics of the Jagiellonian University
  • NAWA Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange

    Invited speakers and topics

    The second week

  • Zoltan Bajnok (Budapest), topic: Quantum Solitons
  • Piotr Bizon (Krakow), topic: Soliton resolution conjecture
  • Jorge Castelo/Alberto Garcia Martin-Caro and Miguel Huidobro (Santiago): Boson stars
  • Patrick Dorey (Durham) and Tom Romanczukiewicz (Krakow), topic: Dynamics of kinks
  • Jarah Evslin (Lanzhou), topic: Quantum Solitons
  • Peter Forgacs (Budapest/Tours), Arpad Lucacs (Durham), topic: Q-balls
  • Bjarke Gudnason (Henan), topic: Vortices
  • Chris Halcrow (Stockholm/Leeds), topic: Skyrmions and nuclear matter
  • Nick Manton (Cambridge), topic: Quantum Solitons

    The first week

  • Bruno Barton-Singer (Edinburgh), topic: Magnetic Skyrmions
  • Alberto Garcia Martin-Caro and Miguel Huidobro (Santiago), topic: Skyrmion crystals
  • Paul Leask (Leeds), topic: Skyrmion crystals
  • Andy Royston (Penn U.), topic: Quantum Solitons
  • Martin Speight (Leeds), topic: Vortices
  • Andrzej Wereszczynski (Krakow), "Kink collisions: an overview"

    After each talk there will be an informal (unlimited) discussion session. There will be speacial rooms devoted for the discussion, which can be freely enterd and left.

    Program 27 June - 01 July

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    10.50 welcome
    11.00 Nick Jarah Peter and Arpad Patrick and Tom Bjarke
    15.00 Zoltan Piotr Jorge, Alberto and Miguel Chris
    16.30 closing remarks

    The hours are given for the European time zone. For UK -1 (10 am/14 pm). For China + 6 (5 pm/9 pm). For Brazil -5 (6 am/10 am)

    Program 20 June - 24 June

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    11.00 Andrzej Andy Alberto and Miguel / Paul Martin Bruno

    Participants (45)

  • Christoph Adam (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Bruno Barton-Singer (Edinburgh)
  • Zoltan Bajnok (Budapest)
  • Anxo Biasi (Krakow)
  • Piotr Bizon (Krakow)
  • Stefano Bolognesi (Pisa)
  • Jorge Castelo (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Dominik Ciurla (Krakow)
  • Bradley Cownden (Krakow)
  • Tomasz Dobrowolski (Krakow)
  • Patrick Dorey (Durham)
  • Jarah Evslin (Lanzhou/Bejin)
  • Manfred Faber (Vienna)
  • Peter Forgacs (Budapest/Tours)
  • Alberto Garcia Martin-Caro (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Bjarke Gudnason (Hennan)
  • Fernando Miguel Hahne (Florianopolis)
  • Chris Halcrow (Leeds/Stockholm)
  • Eduardo da Hora (Maranhao)
  • Miguel Huidobro (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Leandro Roza Livramento
  • Arpad Lucacs (Durham)
  • Jack Mckenna (Canterbury, Kent U.)
  • Steffen Krusch (Canterbury, Kent U.)
  • Nick Manton (Cambridge)
  • Francisco Marinho (Vila Real)
  • Alejandro Mata Ali (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Azadeh Mohammadi (Pernambuco)
  • Carlos Naya (Stockholm)
  • Kasia Oles (Krakow)
  • Jose Queiruga (Salamanca)
  • Tomek Romanczukiewicz (Krakow)
  • Calum Ross (Cork)
  • Andy Royston (Penn U., US)
  • Giacomo Santori (Rome)
  • Caroline dos Santos
  • Daniel Santos (Rio de Janerio)
  • Fabiano Simas (Maranhao)
  • Martin Speight (Leeds)
  • Paul Sutcliffe (Durham)
  • Ricardo Vazquez (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Mateusz Wachla (Krakow)
  • Andrzej Wereszczynski (Krakow)
  • Wojtek Zakrzewski (Durham)
  • Baiyang Zhang (Minneapolis)

    Advisory board

  • Christoph Adam (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Bjarke Gudnason (Henan)
  • Chris Halcrow (Leeds/Stockholm)

    Local organizing committee

  • K. Oles (Krakow)
  • T. Romanczukiewicz (Krakow)
  • A. Wereszczynski (Krakow)

    Online room details

    This woskshop will be held on-line using the Zoom platform. We encourage the participants to use the newest Zoom version. Here are details of the meeting platform are:
  • Meeting ID:
  • Passcode:


    katarzyna.slawinska [at], andrzej.wereszczynski [at]