08.02.2018 (Thursday)

Holographic Effective Field Theories for Charge Density Wave States

Exceptional Seminar Daniele Musso (IGFAE)

13:00 IC
room H503

The spatially modulated self-organization of strongly-correlated electrons is central in describing the phenomenology of many condensed matter systems, such as the cuprates and the manganites. Holography can describe spontaneous formation of various kinds of density waves in a strongly-coupled media and provides toy-model effective field theories able to capture important phenomenological features, such as the low-temperature scaling of the conductivity. Appropriate UV completions of the holographic EFT can also describe the spontaneous generation of the spatial features themselves.