By T. W. B. Kibble (auth.), Anne-Christine Davis, Robert Brandenberger (eds.)
Topological defects have lately turn into of serious curiosity in condensed topic physics, particle physics and cosmology. they're the unavoidable remnants of many symmetry breaking part transitions. Topological defects can play a big function in describing the houses of many condensed topic platforms (e.g. superfluids and superconduc tors); they could catalyze many strange results in particle physics types and so they should be accountable for seeding the density perturbations within the early Universe which de velop into galaxies and the large-scale constitution of the Universe. Topological defects also are of serious curiosity in arithmetic as nontrivial strategies of nonlinear differential equations stabilized by way of topological results. the aim of the complicated research Institute "Formation and Interactions of Topo logical Defects" was once to compile scholars and practitioners in condensed topic physics, particle physics and cosmology, to offer an in depth exposition of the position of topo logical defects in those fields; to discover similarities and modifications within the methods; and to supply a standard foundation for dialogue and destiny collaborative learn on universal problems.