Hydrodynamics and quantum anomalies

Đàm Thanh Sơn (University of Chicago) — June 29

Abstract :
Hydrodynamics, the theory describing collective behaviors of fluids and gases, is usually considered as a classical theory. In recent years, it has been found that hydrodynamics can be influenced by quantum anomalies. We will see how this interplay between quantum and classical physics has been discovered, unexpectedly, using the method of gauge/gravity duality. I will mention the possible relevance of the new findings to the physics of the quark gluon plasma.

Biography :
Đàm Thanh Sơn is a University Professor at the University of Chicago.
His vast research interests span atomic, condensed matter, particle, and black hole physics. He is famous for his successful application of ideas from string theory to the understanding of nuclear matter in high-temperature and high-density regimes.
Before becoming the 19th University Professor at the University of Chicago, he was a professor at Columbia University, and later at the University of Washington.

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