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9). The columns of are the n linearly independent solutions v1 , . . , vn . 9) holds with v replaced by and we can write U(λ) = ∂ ∂ρ −1 and V(λ) = ∂ ∂τ −1 . In practice one assumes a simple λ dependence in , characterized by a ﬁnite number of poles with given multiplicities. 10), known as the dressing method, is based on the Riemann–Hilbert problem which we shall review next. 1 Riemann–Hilbert problem Let λ ∈ C = C ∪ {∞} and let be a closed contour in the extended complex plane. In particular we can consider to be a real line −∞ < λ < ∞ regarded as a circle in C passing through ∞.

R Example. 12) + 0 −φρ φρ 0 −i |φ|2 0 0 −|φ|2 . 10) holds if the complex valued function φ = φ(τ, ρ) satisﬁes the non-linear Schrödinger equation (NLS) iφτ + φρρ + 2|φ|2 φ = 0. This is another famous soliton equation which can be solved by IST. 10) means that the curvature of a connection Udρ + Vdτ is zero. In Chapter 7 we shall make a full use of this interpretation. 49 50 3 : Hamiltonian formalism and zero-curvature representation There is a freedom in the matrices U(λ) and V(λ) known as gauge invariance.

Experimental needs are however different: the scattering data is measured in the accelerator but the potential (which gives the internal structure of the target) needs to be recovered. This comes down to the following mathematical problem r Recover the potential from the scattering data. 2 These kind of experiments will take place in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) opened in September 2008 at CERN. The LHC is located in a 27-km long tunnel under the Swiss/French border outside Geneva. It is hoped that the elusive Higgs particle and a whole bunch of other exotic forms of matter will be discovered.