Richard Davison (Leiden University)

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

TEP Seminar

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

Guest Speaker: Richard Davison (Leiden University)

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


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.

PAB 4-330