A Claim for Priority
The soliton business is very old, to remind you the story of a gentleman who, on horse back, observed a solitary wave travelling along a channel. But the possibility of applying this idea to the elementary particle physics is rather new: In his report on the subject at the Les Houches Summer School 1975 Faddeev quoted several papers, each of them being at most two years old. However, it was exactly four years ago that I presented here, at Schladming, very similar ideas. My talk has been published together with the other reports of the Xl-th Schladming Winterschool in Acta Physica Austriaca, Suppl. 9, 87o–873 (1972). The main difference was that I did not use the ugly name “solitons” but “clusters”.