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Knots and Vortices

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Lord Kelvin initiated the study of knotted vortices with his vortex theory of atoms in the mid-nineteenth century. Today knotted vortex strings are being studied in a range of systems. Examples will be presented from physics, chemistry and biology. A potential application to knot untangling will also be discussed.

This talk is part of the Theoretical Physics Colloquium series.

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