Magnetic skyrmions have been subject of growing interest in recent years for their very promising applications in spintronics, quantum computation and future low power information technology devices. In this book chapter, we use the field theory method and coherent spin state ideas to investigate the properties of magnetic solitons in spacetime while focussing on 2D and 3D skyrmions. We also study the case of a rigid skyrmion dissolved in a magnetic background induced by the spin-tronics; and derive the effective rigid skyrmion equation of motion. We examine as well the interaction between electrons and skyrmions; and comment on the modified Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation. Other issues, including emergent electrodynamics and hot applications for next-generation high-density efficient information encoding, are also discussed.
Part of the book: Magnetic Skyrmions