Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Strings, Black Holes and Condensed Matter
15 March 2011 16:15 in CLC 202
The AdS/CFT correspondence is one of the most important discoveries of string theory. In its simplest form it states that string theory propagating on an anti-de-Sitter spacetime is equivalent to a conformally invariant quantum field theory living on the boundary. It provides a beautiful and powerful tool to study strongly coupled quantum field theories using classical gravity. I will review some of my work that aims to utilise the framework to study strongly coupled systems arising in condensed matter.
Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).