HIP NEWS February 13th 2017

HIP NEWS February 13th 2017

Tuesday 14 February 2017 at 10.15 in A315
Blaise Goutéraux (Nordita)
Bad Metals from Density Waves

Abstract: So-called ‘bad metals’ present a long-standing conundrum to theory. In particular, their electric resistivity is too high to be accounted for by weakly coupled quasiparticles as in conventional metals. In this talk, I will present a theory of hydrodynamic transport with spontaneous translation symmetry breaking, applicable to density waves and Wigner crystals, which have been detected in regions in close proximity to the bad metallic regime. I will argue that melting of these states by proliferating defects allows to reproduce bad metallic phenomenology and suggests that quantum fluctuations play an important role. I’ll conclude by mentioning how gauge/gravity duality can be used to efficiently perform calculations in the quantum critical regime.

CERN Roadshow in Finland
6 April 2017 @ Aalto Design Factory

CERN Roadshow in Finland is an all-day event on the 6th of April 2017, organised by Helsinki Institute of Physics (HIP) and CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. The event brings CERN and HIP management, and experts of CERN procurement, knowledge transfer and human resources to Aalto University Design Factory in Otaniemi. The event is targeted to potential CERN business and R&D&I partners, career service professionals, and Finnish stakeholders for CERN relations and strategies.

Event will also be streamed online. For more information, visit the event website https://events.hip.fi/cernroadshowinfinland/

P. Dendooven 7.2. – 7.4.
B. Goutéraux 13.2. – 14.2. (NJ)
R. Durrer 22.2. – 23.2. (FM)
A. Mazumdar 21.2. – 22.2. (FM)

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