October 22, 2020
Europe/Zurich timezone

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.


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
Passcode: [Inverse fine structure constant] <> [electron mass / 1 keV] (both rounded to three digits)

Virtual workshop