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Thursday 3rd May: STP Seminar – “Black Holes, Stokes Flows & Transport at Strong Coupling”

Title: Black holes, Stokes flows and transport at strong coupling

Speaker: Aristomenis Donos (U. Durham)

Abstract: Certain strongly coupled materials, such as the cuprate superconductors exhibit fascinating, yet hard to explain transport properties. Holography provides a consistent framework to study the phase diagram and transport properties of strongly coupled matter at finite temperature and chemical potential. In this context, I will discuss how low frequency transport is fixed via a an “auxiliary fluid” residing on the horizon of black holes relevant to phases of holographic matter with broken translations. This observation provides powerful techniques to extract the conductivity properties of holographic ground states with reduced symmetries.

Time: Thursday 3rd May 2018, 2.30pm.

Place: Lecture Room, 1st Floor, School of Theoretical Physics, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4