Quantum statistical mechanics of charged black holes and strange metals

2022-10-05 16:00 - 17:00
CMSA Room G10
Address: CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Colloquium

Please note this colloquium will be held at a special time:  4:00-5:00 pm.

Speaker: Subir Sachdev (Harvard)

Title: Quantum statistical mechanics of charged black holes and strange metals
Abstract: The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model was introduced as a toy model of interacting fermions without any particle-like excitations. I will describe how this toy model yields the universal low energy quantum theory of generic charged black holes in asymptotically 3+1 dimensional Minkowski space. I will also discuss how extensions of the SYK model yield a realistic theory of the strange metal phase of correlated electron systems.
Slides: cmsa22