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SCGP Weekly Talk: Alexander Abanov “On a Hamiltonian Description of a Fluid With Hall Viscosity”

Alexander Abanov, SCGP Stony Brook University

Title: On a Hamiltonian Description of a Fluid With Hall Viscosity
Speaker: Alexander Abanov, SCGP Stony Brook University
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Place: Lecture Hall 102, Simons Center

 

 

 

 

Abstract: We consider a model of a classical ideal two-dimensional fluid. Hydrodynamics of this model is Hamiltonian, nonlinear and has important features offractional quantum Hall states. The liquid is incompressible, reproducesstatic properties of some FQHE states and exhibits non-vanishing Hall viscosity. We discuss the origin of the Hall viscosity in hydrodynamics.

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