• Aug 06 2012

    WITS Node Seminar: Dr Jeff Murugan (UCT)

    Good morning All,

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics, would like to invite to its coming talk in the theory seminar series, entitled:

    "Realizing the gravity/condensed matter correspondence in string theory?"

    to be presented by Dr. Jeff Murugan (University of Cape Town)

    Abstract: Since its beginnings in 1997, the AdS/CFT correspondence has found application in a variety of phenomena; not only in quantum gravity but also, increasingly in fields as diverse as low energy QCD (like the quark-gluon plasma at RHIC and the ALICE experiment at the LHC) and condensed matter (like the physics of strange metals and compressible Fermi surfaces). In most cases, these applications of the AdS/CFT correspondence to condensed matter hinge on the idea that, if physics in AdS is always holographic, then we can consider simple theories in AdS, which should, at least in principle, be dual to some strongly coupled conformal field theories. In this talk we investigate whether it is possible to find a controlled example of such an AdS/CMT correspondence in the context of string theory.

    Date: Monday, 6th August 2012
    Venue: Frank Nabarro Lecture Theatre P216
    Time: 13.20 - 14.10

    I hope you shall all be able to attend,

    Yours sincerely,

    Alan S. Cornell

    School of Physics
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Private Bag 3
    Wits 2050
    South Africa