The third meeting of the
Solitons, (non)Integrability, Geometry (SIG) lecture series took place 14-18 July 2014 at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Talks included: BPS Skyrmions as neutron stars, near BPS Skyrmions, interpretation of the nuclear spin-orbit force in terms of classically spinning Skyrmions, supersymmetric extensions of the Skyrme model, vector meson effects, Skyrme and chiral perturbation theory predictions for compact star matter, thermodynamics of BPS Skyrme models, solitons in the Sakai-Sugimoto model, Ricci magnetic geodesic motion of lumps and vortices.
From our group in Kent, Dave gave a talk about his work with Derek Harland on gauged Skyrmion solutions, Steffen talked about Skyrmion Scattering and Mareike about isospinning Skyrmion solutions in Skyrme and baby Skyrme models.
A special highlight was a guided tour through the 3D printing facility, where we printed the dihedral B=8 Skyrmion solution shown in the above figure in white. The cubic B=4 Skyrmion (shown in blue) was printed at SIG2.