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Title: Black Holes and Optical Conductivity
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Tong, David
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2012
Event Date: 15-Dec-2012
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.8
Notes: IAS Asia Pacific Workshop on Condensed Matter Physics. Talk no. 20
Title from title slide.
Host: Institute for Advanced Study.
Sponsor: The Collaborative Research Fund (CRF), The Research Grants Council (RGC).
Abstract: Holography is a duality that maps problems in certain strongly interacting quantum field theories to questions about the dynamics of black holes in general relativity. The speaker will review this correspondence and then describe recent work, in collaboration with Gary Horowitz and Jorge Santos, in which we compute the optical conductivity in a large class of such theories. The results are striking similar to the behavior seen in a class of strange metals.
Duration: 40 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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