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SIG VI - 19-22 June 2017

Topological Solitons: from kinks to Skyrmions

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 Skyrme oriented physicists and mathematicians. So, we are mainly focused on discussion. Therefore, we plan to have only 4 talks every day.

Participants and Talks

  • Christoph Adam (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), "Skyrme models with low binding energies"
  • Henryk Arodz (Krakow, Poland)
  • Stefano Bolognesi (Pisa, Italy), "From Sakai-Sugimoto to the Generalized Skyrme model"
  • Lukasz Bratek (Krakow, Poland)
  • Karlygash Dosmagulova (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
  • David Foster (Bristol, UK), "Magnetic Skyrmions"
  • Svan Bjarke Gudnason (Lanzhou, China), "A higher-order Skyrme model"
  • Mareike Haberichter (Amherst, US) and (Oldenburg, Germany), TBA
  • Chris Halcrow (Cambridge, UK), "How to calculate the Casimir energy of a Skyrmion"
  • Chris King (Cambridge, UK), "Approximating Skyrmion Interactions"
  • Steffen Krusch (Canterbury, UK), "Dynamics of vortices with impurities"
  • Carlos Naya (Durham, UK), "An old journey: Exploring the Skyrme model with vector mesons"
  • Muneto Nitta (Keio, Japan), "Modulated vacua"
  • Ilia Perapachka (Minsk, Belarus)
  • Tomasz Romanczukiewicz (Krakow, Poland), "Roper resonances and resonance modes in the Skyrme model"
  • Albert Samoilenka (Minsk, Belarus)
  • Yasha Shnir (Dubna, Russia), "Gauged baby Skyrmions"
  • Martin Speight (Leeds, UK), "Chern-Simons deformation of vortices"
  • Lukasz Stepien (Krakow, Poland)
  • Jose Queiruga (Karlsruhe, Germany), "Particle propagation in a gas of defects"
  • Andrzej Wereszczynski (Krakow, Poland), "On BPS sectors in the Skyrme model"
  • Wojtek Zakrzewski (Durham, UK), "Quasintegrability and some aspects of Toda field theories"
  • Zhanat Zhunussova (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

    Program 19-22 June

    45 min. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
    10.30 Nitta Wereszczynski Naya Halcrow
    11.15 Queiruga Adam Romanczukiewicz Foster
    14.00 Zakrzewski Gudnason King Shnir
    14.45 Krusch Bolognesi Speight Haberichter

    Organizing committee

  • M. Haberichter (Amherst)
  • C. Naya (Durham)
  • A. Wereszczynski (Krakow)


    Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Lojasiewicza 11, Krakow. Seminar room - A-2-04 located in the open part of the institue.


    Each visitor will share an office in the secure part of the institute.

    Coffee, Lunch, Refreshments

  • Coffee - one can enjoy good espresso (and other coffee varieties) at the Atom Bar, located at the main entrance of the Faculty.

    There is also a coffee an espresso machine in the Theory Department's coffee room located in our section C-2. A cup costs 1 PLN (please, put the money into the box next to the coffee machine).

  • Lunch - Atom Bar 13/15 PLN: soup, second course + salad + drink. There are also other student bars on Campus. So, feel free to explore. Unfortunately, there are no nice restaurants close to the Campus.

  • Refreshments - TBA


  • Airport -> Krakow Glowny Train Station / City center.

    Balice Airport is connected with the Central Train Station (Krakow Glowny) by a direct train. Please, follow the signs at the Airport. Once you are at the Balice Train Station take any train. All trains go to Krakow Glowny - it is the only big station on the way. It takes approximately 17 min to get there and there is one train every 30 minutes. You can purchase your tickets from a self-service vending machine at the platform (cash/cards) or on board the train (cash - only polish zloty). It costs 8 PLN. See train time table.

  • Krakow Glowny Train Station -> Campus

    Once you arrive at Krakow Glowny leave the train station through the shopping center (Galeria Krakowska). To exit the shopping center, please follow the signs to Krakow Old Town. You will arrive at a rather big square with the shopping center in your back and an old train station building on the left (map). Please, continue straight (with the stream of people) until you see an underground passage (it leads to Planty - a green area around the Old Town). Don't take the passage but turn a bit left. There is a tram/bus stop. Take tram 52, direction "Czerwone Maki". The campus stop is "Norymberska" - just in front of "Kaufland" supermarket. The campus is behind the shopping center. A single tram ticket costs 3.80 PLN. You can buy it from a vending machine at some stops (cash/cards) or on board the tram (depending on the machine you pay by card or/and chash). See time table for tram 52.

  • Krakow touristic info