04.11.2015 (Wednesday)

Black holes, Stokes flows and DC transport at strong coupling

Triangular Seminar Aristomenis Donos (Durham U.)

16:30 IC
room LT1

Certain materials, such as the cuprate superconductors and heavy fermion materials exhibit fascinating, yet hard to explain transport properties. Holography provides a consistent framework to examine linear response and in particular transport of strongly coupled matter. I will discuss momentum dissipation in holography and show that DC transport is fixed via a Stokes flow of an "auxiliary fluid" residing on the horizon of black holes.