##### Workshop

#### AdS4/CFT3 and the Holographic States of Matter

**Aug, 30 2010 - Nov, 05 2010**

Later applications will be also considered until all the positions will be filled

**Organizers**

Jose F.L. Barbon: Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC, Madrid.
Christopher Herzog: Princeton University
Robert G. Leigh: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Anastasios C. Petkou: University of Crete.
Antonello Scardicchio: ICTP, Trieste

**Related events**

AdS4/CFT3 and the Holographic States of Matter Miniconference (Mini Conference) - Sep, 27 2010

Applications of AdS/CFT to condensed matter systems (Focus Week) - Nov, 01 2010

**Abstract**

An exciting and largely unexpected consequence of Holography is that String and M-theory can provide useful information for transport phenomena of strongly interacting theories in low dimensions, fluid mechanics and non-relativistic systems. Physical systems that may have dual holographic descriptions include quantum critical points in 2+1 dimensions, high-Tc superconductors, quantum Hall systems, systems that exhibit parity breaking, non-relativistic critical systems as well as fluid mechanics and turbulence. Such systems – the Holographic States of Matter - have the potential to radically alter the perception of string theory and its relevance for physics. A basic theoretic setup for the holographic study of such systems is AdS4/CFT3 correspondence. This is also the main framework for holographic studies of the mysterious M-theory. The subject has experienced great formal growth, driven by the discovery of various field theoretical models for M2-branes. It is a fortunate and intriguing that progress in the more applied directions coincides with enhancement in the understanding of more formal aspects of M-theory. By bringing together experts in both the applied and formal directions we aim to create a fertile environment where future developments regarding the Holographic States of Matter in connection with our understanding of M-theory can be studied.

**Topics**

- AdS4/CFT3 Correspondence

- M2 and M5 branes

- The holographic description of high-Tc superconductivity, superfluidity, Quantum-Hall systems.

- Gravity and fluid dynamics

- Gravitational description of non-relativistic systems.

**Talks**

Sep, 01 2010 - 11:30 | Dario Martelli | Non conformal deformations in AdS_4/CFT_3 | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 02 2010 - 11:30 | Pavlo Kovtun | AdS/CFT in condensed matter physics | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 03 2010 - 11:30 | Oscar Varela | Consistent truncations in supergravity | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 07 2010 - 11:30 | Nick Halmagyi | Unstable Critical Points and implications for AdS/CMT | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 08 2010 - 11:30 | Alberto Zaffaroni | Massive Type IIA and Strong Coupling | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 09 2010 - 11:30 | Johanna Erdmenger | Defects in AdS4/CFT3 | Seminar | Slides | |||

Sep, 14 2010 - 11:30 | David Berman | Generalized Geometry and M-Theory | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 15 2010 - 11:30 | Veronika Hubeny | Surprises from Strings in ADS | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 16 2010 - 11:30 | Simon Ross | Lifshitz Holography | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 17 2010 - 11:30 | Christopher Herzog | Holographic Superconductors: Progress and Prospects | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 22 2010 - 11:30 | David Vegh | Non-Fermi liquids from holography | Seminar | ||||

Sep, 23 2010 - 11:30 | Andrea Cappelli | Non-abelian anyons in the Quantum Hall Effect | Seminar | Slides | |||

Sep, 24 2010 - 11:30 | Andrei Parnachev | Lessons from holographic Lovelock gravities | Seminar | ||||

Oct, 05 2010 - 11:30 | Diego Rodriguez Gomez | A holographic approach to phase transitions | Seminar | ||||

Oct, 06 2010 - 11:30 | Michael Mulligan | Theoretical Realization of a Quantum Hall Nematic | Seminar | Slides | |||

Oct, 07 2010 - 11:30 | Emmanouil Floratos | Towards Quantum Turbulence | Bonus Seminar | Slides | |||

Oct, 12 2010 - 11:30 | Erik Tonni | Entanglement entropy, hints from the case of two disjoints intervals | Seminar | Slides | |||

Oct, 13 2010 - 11:30 | Francesco Benini | Holographic d-wave superconductors and Fermi surfaces | Seminar | Slides | |||

Oct, 14 2010 - 11:30 | Carlos Hoyos | Topological insulators | Seminar | Slides | |||

Oct, 19 2010 - 11:30 | Bartomeu Fiol Nunez | Applications of AdS4/CFT3 with flavour | Seminar | ||||

Oct, 20 2010 - 11:30 | Pedro Silva | Dynamical gauge fields in AdS/CMT | Seminar | ||||

Oct, 21 2010 - 11:30 | Leopoldo Pando-Zayas | Aging and Holography | Seminar | ||||

Oct, 26 2010 - 11:30 | Rob Leigh | A Dynamically Generated Gap from Holography | Seminar | ||||

Oct, 27 2010 - 11:30 | Umut Gursoy | A Gravity/Spin model correspondence | Seminar | ||||

Oct, 28 2010 - 11:30 | Marios Petropoulos | Geometric Flows and Gravitational Instantons | Seminar | Slides |