New Horizons in Black Hole Physics and Holography

Monday, April 8, 2013 at 4:00pm

Rockefeller Hall, Schwartz Auditorium Central Campus

Department of Physics Colloquium, Shamit Kachru, Stanford University. Refreshments at 3:30pm.

Abstract:  Holography relates general relativity in d+1 dimensions to quantum field theories without gravity in d dimensions.  It can be used to study toy models which are soluble analogues of important systems like strongly correlated electrons in metals, or QCD at finite density.  Questions about the phase structure of quantum matter at finite temperature and density are  mapped to questions about charged black holes with planar horizons.  We describe some of the new black
hole geometries that have emerged from recent studies, and the dual field-theoretic physics which they encode.

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Physics

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cmc439@cornell.edu

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Christine Clay

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255-7562

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Shamit Kachru

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Stanford University

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