Richard Davison (Leiden University)

Date: 
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Series: 
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
4-5pm

Guest Speaker: Richard Davison (Leiden University)

Talk Title: "Holographic momentum dissipation and effective theories oftransport"

Abstract:

Holography allows us to study the transport properties of strongly interacting systems with no quasiparticles, which could be the relevant description of some experimentally accessible materials. I will give an overview of holographic toy models of states like this, in which momentum is not conserved and thus energy and charge transport are non-trivial. I will then describe in detail how the transport properties of the simplest example, at long time and distance scales, can easily be understood in terms of two straightforward, non-holographic effective theories, one of which is valid when momentum dissipates slowly, and one when it dissipates quickly.

Location: 
PAB 4-330