Thursday, May 05, 20111:00 PM - 3:00 PMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
KAC Memorial Lecture: Gauge-gravity duality and its applications
Subir SachdevHarvard University
One of the remarkable new ideas to emerge from string theory has been the duality between the quantum theory of gravity in a negatively curved spacetime, and a gauge theory on the boundary of the spacetime. This duality maps experimentally relevant questions on the dynamics of quantum criticality to physics near the horizon of a black hole. These ideas have provided a new physical perspective on quantum criticality. I will give an overview of these developments and discuss their prospects for describing strongly-interacting quantum critical points.
Host: Robert Ecke, CNLS, 667-1444, firstname.lastname@example.org