26.10.2016 (Wednesday)

On universality of transport phenomena in holography

Regular Seminar Nick Poovuttikul (Leiden)

14:00 IC
room H503

In this talk, I will discuss transport phenomena in two classes of theories with holographic dual. In the first part, I will discuss systems where U(1) current is non-conserved due to anomaly and illustrate how one can show that the anomalous conductivities are non-renormalised in a large class of holographic RG flow. The holographic RG flow we considered is generated by arbitrary dilaton potentials and arbitrary higher derivative terms that do not break global symmetries, incorporating coupling constant corrections to the boundary theory in an expansions around infinite coupling. In the second part, I will focus on systems where translational symmetry is broken by slowly varying scalar fields and show that the bound shear viscosity/entropy density is violate. I will also discuss how to understand the violation in the language of forced fluid dynamics.