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Workshop

AdS4/CFT3 and the Holographic States of Matter

Aug 30, 2010 - Nov 05, 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.


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






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