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SIG IX (Solitons @ Work workshop)

21 June - 02 July 2021

Solitons in interactions

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, after one year break due to the COVID situation, we want to discuss problems and open questions related to dynamical aspects of topological solitons, their interactions and quantization.

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

Participants and Talks

  • Christoph Adam (Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Bjarke Gudnason (Henan, China)
  • Chris Halcrow (Leeds, UK)
  • Stefen Krusch (Canterbury, UK)
  • Nick Manton (Cambridge, UK)
  • Carlos Naya (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Bernd Schroers (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Martin Speight (Leeds, UK)

    Program 21-25 June

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    Program 28 June - 02 July

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

    Advisory board

  • Christoph Adam (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Bjarke Gudnason (Henan)
  • Chris Halcrow (Leeds)
  • Steffen Krush (Canterbury)

    Local organizing committee

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

  • Refreshments - TBA

  • Welcome party - 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 9 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

    Financial support

  • Field Theory Department, Institute of Theoretical Physcis JU
  • NAWA Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange