Integrable vortex tubes in three dimensions
- Date: Wednesday 8 February 2017, 15:00 – 16:30
- Location: Roger Stevens LT 12 (10M.12)
- Type: Geometry, Seminars, Pure Mathematics, Colloquia
- Cost: Free
Bernd Schroers, Heriot-Watt University. Part of the geometry seminar series and algebra, geometry and integrable systems colloquium.
In this talk I will explain how one can combine a rather wide range of ideas and results from the literature - the work of Loss and Yau on zero-modes of a magnetic 3d Dirac operator, a dimensional reduction of the Seiberg-Witten equations, integrable vortex equations in 2d - to obtain linked vortex tubes as exact solutions of a spinorial vortex equation in 3d. There is a new, Lorentzian version of this story which I will sketch as well. This talk is based on joint work with my student Calum Ross.
Bernd Schroers, Heriot-Watt University