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Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Michael Monastyrsky, The Newton Institute for Mathematical Studies, Cambridge

Tuesday 18 June 2013, 1500-1600
C1 Physics Building

Applications of Topology in Physics (History and Contemporary Results)

I will discuss some applications of topology, mainly in condensed matter, from a historical perspective.

I consider the following problems:

1. Classification of phases in liquid crystals, superfluids and neutron stars.

2. Classification of defects, including linked defects .

3. Phase transitions in membranes.