This conference aims at discussing solitons and their partial differential equations (PDEs) from both mathematical and physical perspectives. The PDEs are usually derived from field theories which are effective descriptions of fundamental physics, like baryons, or from field theories that are continuum limits of physical models in condensed matter theory.
Existence and uniqueness of solutions to PDEs are only established in a fraction of the theories put forward in physics. Skyrmions are energy-minimizing PDE solutions in 3 and 2 dimensions. Energy bounds have proven very useful in the quest for finding soliton solutions like Skyrmions with low binding energy.
Finally, the construction of viable Skyrme models for the applications to nuclear physics relies on a proper quantization method, that needs further development and input from both mathematics and physics is expected to help this research under way.
|Time||Monday 19th||Tuesday 20th||Wednesday 21st||Thursday 22nd||Friday 23rd|
|08:30||Coffee/free discussion||Coffee/free discussion||Coffee/free discussion||Coffee/free discussion||Coffee/free discussion|
|09:30||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk|
|10:30||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|11:00||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk||Plenary/overview talk|
|12:00||Lunch break||Lunch break||Lunch break||Lunch break||Lunch break|
|14:30||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk||Excursion/free discussion||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk|
|15:00||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk|
|15:30||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|16:00||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk|
|16:30||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk||Detailed topic talk|
Conference attendees and speakers are expected to arrive at Henan University on July 18th during the day and leave on July 24th.
Airport: Zhengzhou (Xinzheng) International Airport (CGO)
Speakers and attendees from overseas will be picked up at the airport and brought to the hotel at the new campus of Henan University; there will also be transport back to the airport.
Visa: Foreign speakers and attendees will need a Chinese visa for entry to China. We will provide invitation letters for F-type visas about 3 months before the conference.
Accommodation and meals: will be covered for all the speakers. The hotel is on-site in the new campus at walking distance from the math department.