24.05.2017 (Wednesday)

Diffusion and Chaos in Holographic Matter

Regular Seminar Mike Blake (MIT)

14:00 IC
room H503

In this talk I will discuss recent developments that have suggested new connections between the transport properties of strongly interacting matter and the field of quantum chaos. In particular I will describe how in many holographic theories there are simple relationships between the thermoelectric diffusion constants and the butterfly velocity, which describes the speed at which quantum chaos propagates.