Special Seminar

Speaker: Bernd Schroers (Heriot-Watt Univ.)
Title: Geometric models of matter
Date (JST): Fri, Oct 26, 2012, 16:00 - 17:00
Place: Conference Room A
Related File: 787.pdf
Abstract: In this talk I will review a proposal by Atiyah, Manton and myself to describe (static) elementary particles in terms of Riemannian four-manifolds. The proposal is partly inspired by the Skyrme model and its holographic interpretation due to Sakai and Sugimoto. Quantum numbers like baryon number and electric charge are interpreted in terms of the topology of the four manifold in question. The talk is based on http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.5151 but includes some recent ideas on how to model spin and dynamics in geometric models.