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SCGP/Physics Colloquium: Dam Son, University of Chicago

Dam Son, University of Chicago

Title: Hydrodynamics and quantum anomalies
Speaker: Dam Son, University of Chicago
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 4:15pm-5:15pm
Place: Auditorium 103, Simons Center




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Abstract: Hydrodynamics is the theory describing collective behaviors of fluids and gases. It has a very long history and is usually considered to belong to the realm of classical physics. In recent years, it has been found that, in many cases, hydrodynamics can manifest a purely quantum effect — anomalies. We will see how this new appreciation of the interplay between quantum and classical physics has emerged, unexpectedly, through the idea of gauge/gravity duality, which originates in modern string theory. I will briefly mention the possible relevance of the new findings to the physics of the quark gluon plasma.