Ph.D. Candidate: Luca Delacrétaz
Research Advisor: Sean Hartnoll
Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Location: Varian 355
Title: Hydrodynamics of condensed matter
Experimental discoveries of exotic materials over the past decades have provided striking insights into quantum physics at strong coupling. Absent a controlled perturbative expansion, hydrodynamics -- broadly understood -- offers a paradigm to organize collective excitations, dissipation and transport. I will show how several open problems in condensed matter physics can be addressed with this approach: (i) anomalous metals in thin film superconductors, (ii) the "normal" phase of high temperature superconductors, and (iii) fractional quantum Hall states and neighboring electron solids.