Prof Paul Sutcliffe
Professor of Mathematical Physics, Durham University
Nonabelian YangMillsHiggs gauge theories have classical solutions that describe magnetic monopoles. These are stable soliton solutions with no singularties, that have the same longrange electromagnetic fields as those of a Dirac monopole. There are also multimonopole solutions that have surprising symmetries, including those of the platonic solids.
Speaker's biography: Paul Sutcliffe is Professor of Mathematical Physics at Durham University. He obtained his degree and PhD from Durham and had postdoc positions in Edinburgh, Paris and Cambridge. He was a professor at the University of Kent before moving back to Durham in 2006. He was awarded the London Mathematical Society Whitehead Prize in 2006.
