24.02.2010 (Wednesday)

Inching Towards Strange Metallic Holography

Regular Seminar David Tong (DAMTP, Cambridge)

14:00 IC
room H503

Strange metals are materials with numerous anomalous properties. The flow of electricity cannot be explained in the familiar language of a fluid of individual electrons, but instead requires a new strongly interacting description. In this talk, I will review some basic facts about these materials. With this as motivation, I will explain how to compute conductivity in certain strongly interacting, non-relativistic field theories which are defined holographically.