20-21 July 2017
Department of Physics, University of Pisa
Europe/Rome timezone

Topological solitons, in particular in gauge field theories or in string theories, have come to play key roles in large areas of contemporary physics, from condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, high-energy physics to astrophysics and cosmology. They take various forms and various dimensions, such as kinks, vortices, sigma model lumps, Skyrmions, monopoles and instantons, and their applications in physics are characterized often by ideas such as duality, renormalization-group flow, conformal invariance, anomalies, an and so on, representing various possible ways the degrees of freedom of the system under consideration rearrange themselves and realize varieties of beautiful physical phenomena. Often the topological solitons and their quantum properties are central in determining the nonAbelian gauge dynamics of strongly interacting systems, such as in the problem of quark confinement in QCD. This workshop aims to assess and discuss recent developments in these and related research fields. The workshop is hosted by the University of Pisa and INFN, Pisa. 

Department of Physics, University of Pisa
aula 131
Largo Pontecorvo, 3 56127 Pisa, Italy
The Workshop is open to everybody. Even though there is no fee, you are kindly asked to register yourself at your earliest convenience, for the organization requirements. It will also be an occasion to celebrate the 70th birthday of K. Konishi! Confirmed Speakers: Roberto Auzzi (Universita' Cattolica di Brescia) Francesco Bigazzi (INFN Firenze) Marco Bochicchio (INFN Roma) Ugo Bruzzo (SISSA Trieste) Andrea Cappelli (Universita' di Firenze) Chandrasekar Chatterje (Keio univeristy, Japan) Massimo D'Elia (Universita' di Pisa) Adriano Di Giacomo (Universita' di Pisa) Daniele Dorigoni (Durham University, UK) Minoru Eto (Yamagata University, Japan) Jarah Evslin (IMP Lanzhou, China) Nando Gliozzi (Universita' di Torino) Simone Giacomelli (ICTP Trieste) Gianluca Grignani (Universita' di Perugia) Enore Guadagnini (Universita' di Pisa) Sven Bjarke Gudnason (IMP Lanzhou, China) Riccardo Guida (IPHT Saclay, France) Kenichi Konishi (Universita' di Pisa) Steffen Krusch (Kent University, UK) Muneto Nitta (Keio University, Japan) Nicodemo Magnoli (Universita' di Genova) Marco Matone (Universita' di Padova) Keisuke Ohashi (Keio University, Japan) Silvia Penati (Universita' di Milano Bicocca) Eliezer Rabinovici (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel) Norisuke Sakai (Keio University, Japan) Domenico Seminara (Universita' di Firenze) Paul Sutcliffe (Durham University, UK) Ryosuke Yoshii (Keio univeristy, Japan) Workshop Organizers: Stefano Bolognesi (Univ. Pisa), stefano.bolognesiATunipi.it Roberto Auzzi (Univ. Catt. Brescia), roberto.auzziATunicatt.it Workshop secretaries: Lucia Lilli, lucia.lilliATpi.infn.it Paola Cecchi, cecchiATdf.unipi.it