Title: Anomalous Transport
Speaker: Karl Landsteiner (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
Abstract: The concept of symmetry is one cornerstone of modern theoretical physics, quantum mechanics is another. Sometimes they are incompatible with each other. These incompatibilities are called anomalies. They constrain possible fermion spectra of gauge theories and explain otherwise forbidden processes such as the decay of the neutral pion into two photons. In the recent years it has turned that anomalies have also profound impact on transport theory of relativistic matter. Anomalies induce exotic new transport phenomena such as the chiral magnetic and the chiral vortical effects. I will review anomaly induced transport phenomena and some of its applications in the quark gluon plasma and a in new exciting class of materials: the Weyl semimetals.
Time: Tuesday 27th March 2018, 2.30pm.
Place: Lecture Room, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4.