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Durham University

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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 1 March 2019

Botanical Microscopy Art ExhIbition

9:00am to 5:00pm, Botanic Gardens

Shira Chapman: Holographic Complexity in Vaidya Spacetimes

1:00pm, CM101

We investigate holographic complexity for eternal black hole
backgrounds perturbed by shock waves, with both the complexity=action
(CA) and complexity=volume (CV) proposals. We consider Vaidya geometries
describing a thin shell of null fluid with arbitrary energy falling in
from one of the boundaries of a two-sided AdS-Schwarzschild spacetime.
We demonstrate how scrambling and chaos are imprinted in the complexity
of formation and in the full time evolution of complexity via the
switchback effect for light shocks, as well as analogous properties for
heavy ones.

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