Cosmic strings represent an intriguing class of topological defects that form in many scenarios of new physics in the early Universe. Recently, the possibility of cosmic strings supporting a nonvanishing current at their core has attracted some attention in the literature. In particular, it has been pointed out that current-carrying cosmic strings can evolve into an ensemble of effectively stable remnants called vortons. The purpose of this two-hour impromptu workshop is to review the dynamics of current-carrying cosmic strings, vortons, and their implications for other aspects of physics beyond the standard model such as dark matter and axion physics.
- [17:00–17:30] Talk #1: Ofri Telem
Axion strings are superconducting
Hajime Fukuda, Aneesh V. Manohar, Hitoshi Murayama, Ofri Telem
- [17:30–18:00] Talk #2: Yu Hamada
Electroweak axion string and superconductivity
Yoshihiko Abe, Yu Hamada, Koichi Yoshioka
- [18:00–18:30] Talk #3: Pierre Auclair
Irreducible cosmic production of relic vortons
Pierre Auclair, Patrick Peter, Christophe Ringeval, Daniele Steer
- [18:30–19:00] Discussion
Each talk will consist of a 15' presentation and 15' for discussion. All presentations will be recorded and uploaded to https://www.youtube.com/c/VirtualAxionInstitute. The discussion sessions will not be recorded.
We strongly encourage everyone interested in this meeting to register so that we can gauge the expected size of the audience.
Zoom link: https://cern.zoom.us/j/xxxxxxxxxxx
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