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My research area is mathematical physics. Current interests and research projects include The role of non-commutative geometry in quantum gravity. I study 2+1 dimensional models to clarify this role. Solitons in quantum field theory – such as non-abelian magnetic monopoles, vortices and Skyrmions. I study quantum aspects of solitons in all these models, and am currently particularly interested in spectral properties of the Dirac operator coupled to solitons. Electric-magnetic duality , particularly in theories with non-abelian residual gauge symmetry Quantum groups and Poisson Lie groups (closely linked to the quantum gravity research) I am a founding member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Groups and am the principal organiser of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar. My current PhD students are Kim Smedley Williams at Heriot-Watt and Prince Koree Osei at the University of Ghana. Former PhD students are Catherine Meusburger , Katie Russell, Erik de Vries and Giorgos Papageorgiou. Former post docs in my group: Joost Slingerland


I grew up in Germany but completed my secondary education at the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales. Subsequently I studied physics and mathematics at the University of Bonn and obtained my Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge (DAMTP). I then worked as a post doc in Durham, and Amsterdam and as an EPSRC advanced research fellow at the University of Edinburgh before joining Heriot-Watt University as a Lecturer in 2000. I became a Reader in 2005.

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Research Output 1991 2020

Magnetic Skyrmions at Critical Coupling

Barton-Singer, B., Ross, C. & Schroers, B. J., 20 Jan 2020, In : Communications in Mathematical Physics.

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Infinitely Many Solutions
Explicit Solution
Linear Combination
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Gauged sigma models and magnetic Skyrmions

Schroers, B. J., 10 Sep 2019, In : SciPost Physics. 7, 3, 030.

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surface energy
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Linked and knotted synthetic magnetic fields

Duncan, C. W., Ross, C., Westerberg, N., Valiente, M., Schroers, B. J. & Öhberg, P., 17 Jun 2019, In : Physical Review A. 99, 6, 063613.

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magnetic fields
Euclidean geometry
monatomic gases
neutral gases
internal energy
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Classical r-matrices for the generalised Chern-Simons formulation of 3d gravity

Osei, P. K. & Schroers, B. J., 12 Apr 2018, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 35, 7, 075006.

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Hyperbolic vortices and Dirac fields in 2+1 dimensions

Ross, C. & Schroers, B. J., 13 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 51, 29, 295202.

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Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
Vortex flow
hyperbolic coordinates