Seminar

Magnetic Vortices in Superconductivity

Hamiltonians in Magnetic Fields

25 September 15:30 - 16:30

Israel Michael Sigal - University of Toronto

The Ginzburg - Landau theory gives a fairly good macroscopic description of superconductors and the effect of magnetic fields on them. This theory is based on the Ginzburg - Landau equations, a pair of coupled nonlinear equations for the macroscopic wave function (order parameter) and magnetic potential (gauge field). In this talk I will review recent results involving key solutions of these equations - the magnetic vortices, their existence, stability and dynamics.
Organizers
Rafael D. Benguria
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Arne Jensen
Aalborg University
Georgi Raikov
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Grigori Rozenblioum
Chalmers/University of Gothenburg
Jan Philip Solovej
University of Copenhagen