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MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | Probing the Deep IR of Scaling Geometries

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
12:00 AM
Oskar Klein Room 3481 Randall

Over the past decade holography has been used as a laboratory to probe systems whose underlying degrees of freedom are strongly coupled and therefore difficult to study using traditional methods. In this talk I will discuss certain classes of geometries which exhibit anisotropic scalings and have served as toy models for describing quantum critical points and strongly correlated electron systems. In particular, I will focus on the behavior of such scaling solutions in the deep infrared, and show that they may beunstable to the formation of spatially modulated phases.

MCTP HET Brown Bag Seminars listings for Winter 2014.