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SIG VIII - 17-28 June 2019

Dynamics of topological 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. Therefore, we plan to have only 2 talks every day.

This year we want to discuss problems and open questions related to dynamical aspects of topological solitons.

Participants and Talks

I and II week

  • Christoph Adam (Santiago de Compostela, Spain) "Skyrme Neutron Stars - Overview and Recent Results"
  • Carlos Naya (Lecce, Italy) "Skyrmions and clustering in light nuclei" (I), "Helicoids and Skyrmions in Liquid Crystals" (II)
  • Yasha Shnir (Dubna, Russia) "Fermion-Skyrmion system revisited"

  • Michal Ciesla (Jagiellonian U., Krakow)
  • Tomasz Dobrowolski (Pedagogical U., Krakow)
  • Sebastian Kubis (U. of Technology, Krakow)
  • Katarzyna Oles (Jagiellonian U., Krakow)
  • Tomasz Romanczukiewicz (Jagiellonian U., Krakow) "A kink beyond the (spectral) wall: BPS vs non-BPS scattering" (I), "Spectral walls and kink-antikink annihilation from excited BPS states" (II)
  • Lukasz Stepien (Pedagogical U., Krakow)
  • Mateusz Wachla (Jagiellonian U., Krakow)
  • Konrad Wierzbik (Jagiellonian U., Krakow)
  • Andrzej Wereszczynski (Jagiellonian U., Krakow) "The self-dual impurities - an overview"
  • Katarzyna Wodzinska (Jagiellonian U., Krakow)

    I week

  • Chris Halcrow (Leeds, UK) "Vibrations and scatterings of Skyrmions"
  • Alberto Alonso Izquierdo (Salamanca, Spain) "Kink collisions in systems with two coupled scalar fields"
  • Jose Queiruga (Karlsruhe, Germany) "Non-metric description of spacetime defects", "Self-dual impurites from SUSY perspective"
  • Ricardo Vazquez (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Wojtek Zakrzewski (Durham, UK) "Some Properties of two interacting Sine-Gordon BPS fields in (1+1) dimensions"

    II week

  • William Grummitt (Canterbury, UK) "New Approaches for the Quantisation of Oxygen-16 in the Skyrme Model"
  • Steffen Krusch (Canterbury, UK) "BPS Skyrmions and generalised rational maps"
  • Nick Manton (Cambridge, UK) "Skyrmions and alpha-particle dynamics"
  • Bernd Schroers (Edinburgh, UK) "Magnetic Skyrmions and Gauged Sigma Models"
  • Martin Speight (Leeds, UK) "Skyrmions in frustrated ferromagnets at low field"

    Program 17-21 June

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    10.30 W. Zakrzewski A. Wereszczynski C. Adam J. Queiruga
    14.30 A. A. Izquierdo C. Halcrow T. Romanczukiewicz J. Quieruga C. Naya

    Program 24-28 June

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    10.30 A. Wereszczynski T. Romanczukiewicz C. Naya M. Speight W. Grummitt
    14.30 N. Manton B. Schroers Y. Shnir S. Krusch

    Organizing committee

  • C. Naya (Lecce)
  • K. Oles (Krakow)
  • A. Wereszczynski (Krakow)


    Institute of Physics, Jagiellonian University, Lojasiewicza 11, Krakow. Seminar room - will be fix later.


    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 coffee espresso machine in the Theory Department's coffee room located in our section C-2.

  • Lunch - Atom Bar 15/17 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.

  • Dinners - On Thursday 20th there will be the I week conference dinner in restaurant "Marchewka z Groszkiem" (Kazimierz). We start at 7 p.m. On Friday 28th there will be the II week conference dinner in a typical Polish restaurant "Stodola".

  • Refreshments - Every mornig, at 10 o'clock there will be some freash fruit, sweets or cookies in the coffee room. On Tuesday 25th there will be outdoor lunch and piknic in a park behind the Mathematics buiding.

  • Welcome party - On Sunday 16th, at 17.00 you are invite to a welcome barbecue party in the inner yard of the Physcis Institute. In case the weather is bad we will move to the Institute Hotel (kitchen/dining room). On Sunday 23rd, we will have the second welcome barbecue party, from 17.00 to 21.30.


  • 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