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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