Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita)

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Department projects

01/01/2017 - 31/12/2021

The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) is an international center for research and advanced studies in theoretical physics broadly defined. Located in Stockholm, Nordita is jointly hosted by Stockholm University, and the Royal Institu...

Simulating condensation, coagulation and fragmentation of cosmic dust: what rain-drop formation and cosmic dust processing have in common
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2019

New observational technology has improved our ability to detect cosmic dust, which has shown that the Universe is dustier than we thought – in particular the early Universe. Thus, the timescales of dust formation are shorter than what has been previously anticipated and the fo...

Holographic duality and integrable systems
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2017

The project is aimed at uncovering new links between integrable systems, string theory and quantum field theory. The methods of integrability will be used to study non-perturbative phenomena in strongly-coupled field theories, and to understand relationships between gauge fiel...

Charting the holographic quantum landscape, and consequences on charge transport at strong coupling
01/09/2014 - 31/08/2017

This proposal aims at elucidating the properties of charge transport at strong coupling, when no quasiparticle description is valid. We will employ techniques from gauge/gravity duality, which comes from String Theory and High Energy physics and maps a strongly-coupled field t...

Hydrodynamic instabilities and generation of ultra-high magnetic fields in a deflagration wave of laser ablation
01/07/2014 - 30/06/2017

The aim of this project is to investigate hydrodynamic instabilities in deflagration wave of laser ablation focusing on generation of ultra-high magnetic fields. Hydrodynamic instabilities play a crucial role in the inertial confinement fusion limiting its performance and effi...

Formation of active regions in the Sun
01/01/2013 - 31/12/2016

Sunspots have kilogauss magnetic fields and it is commonly believed that these fields continue in the form of long flux tubes beneath the surface. This was never borne out by simulations. Since September 2011, new turbulence simulations have shown that near the surface, where ...

Brownian motion in non-equilibrium systems: Fundamentals and Applications
01/01/2014 - 31/12/2016

In soft matter or biological systems with length scales of micro- or nanometer, the amount of energy typically exchanged with the environment (heat) per unit time corresponds to the energy scales of the system itself, so that it is continuously subject to thermal fluctuations....

Optimal processes in small systems under thermal noise
01/01/2013 - 31/12/2015

The theoretical exploration of small systems away from thermal equilbrium has become a major line of research over the last few years with huge application potential. Aurell and co workers have recently shown (Aurell et al 2011:2012a;2012b) that protocols that minimize release...

Last updated on 2017-13-06 at 06:00