31.03.2011 (Thursday)

Holography and Superconductors

Regular Seminar Julian Sonner (IC)

14:00 QMW
room 602

Holographic superconductors are gravitational backgrounds, in the sense of gauge-gravity duality, that produce the symmetry breaking pattern and associated phenomenology of superconductors in the boundary theory dual to the gravity solution. In this talk I will describe how such systems are constructed, how they can be embedded into M-theory (and string theory) and how their hydrodynamic description at strong coupling can be derived from the gravity picture.