Wednesday Colloquium: Prof. Dam Thanh Son, University of Chicago  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 11/11 3:00 PM to Wednesday, 11/11 4:00 PM
  • Speaker: Prof. Dam Thanh Son
  • Host: Misha Stephanov
  • Campus Address: 138 SES (Science and Engineering South)

Title: Hydrodynamics and quantum anomalies

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.

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