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09.12.2015 (Wednesday)

Holographic thermo-electric transport properties and strange metals

Regular Seminar Andrea Amoretti (Cambridge)

14:00 IC
room H503

Gauge/gravity duality can be used to study the transport properties of strongly interacting systems with no quasi-particles. I will give an overview of some holographic toy models of states like this, in which momentum is not conserved and thus the transport of energy and charge is non-trivial. Specifically I will discuss the thermoelectric transport properties of these toy models and their possible relations to the phenomenology of the strange metals.