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Topological defects and the ground state manifold

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The Mathematics of Liquid Crystals

Do homotopy groups completely characterize topological defects? In this presentation, I will describe the pitfalls to this notion and describe some progress in working around the ambiguities and puzzles that arise in such descriptions.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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