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"Strings, condensed matter, and charged black holes"

Relatore: Dott. Emiliano Imeroni- Université Libre de Bruxelles
Note: Seminario Teorico

Sala Feynman
03 Novembre 2009 ore 15.30

Many experiments in condensed matter physics deal with "quantum critical" systems that are difficult to describe due to the absence of well-defined quasiparticles and the presence of strongly interacting excitations. I will give an overview on how the AdS/CFT duality provides new holographic methods to study these systems, by for instance mapping their transport properties to properties of black holes. As a specific example, I will present the gravity solution dual to a non-relativistic field theory at finite temperature and chemical potential, that may be relevant to the study of systems of cold atoms.