### 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**

Date | Speaker | Title | Type | Useful Links | ||||
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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 |