27.10.2010 (Wednesday)

Lifshitz Solutions in String and M-Theory

Regular Seminar Aristomenis Donos (Imperial)

13:00 KCL
room 423

Condensed matter systems at quantum critical points can be described by strongly coupled field theories exhibiting anisotropic scale invariance. Lifshitz geometries been proposed to be holographic duals to these theories. I will discuss top down constructions of Lifshitz geometries in Type IIB and D=11 dimensional supergravities.