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Solitons in Skyrme and Skyrme-Faddeev type models

Grant number: 14/06741-5
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: August 06, 2014 - September 15, 2014
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Luiz Agostinho Ferreira
Grantee:Luiz Agostinho Ferreira
Visiting researcher: Nobuyuki Sawado
Visiting researcher institution: Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/16982-1 - Solitons, infinite symmetries and integrable field theories, AP.TEM


The main objective of Prof. N Sawado visit is to study the Skyrme and Skyrme-Faddeev type models which are important as effective theories in the low energy limit (strong coupling) of Yang-Mills theories. We intend to study the Skyrme-Faddeev model in the coset space SU(3)/SU(2)xU(1), and to construct its topological soliton solutions. In addition we intend to perform their semi-classical quantization and compare their spectrum with that of glueballs in QCD. We also plan to construct the finite energy solutions for the self-dual sector of a Skyrme type model recently proposed by us, and which is relevant not only for gauge theories but also for Solar and Plasma Physics. (AU)