Applied gravity - holographic models for strongly coupled field theories

Project leader

Funding source

Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/01/2015
End date: 31/12/2017
Funding: 2400000 SEK


Applied holography is a rapidly evolving area of research in theoretical high-energy physics that provides a novel perspective on strong coupling dynamics in quantum field theory. The proposed research involves the dual gravitational description of strongly coupled low-dimensional systems. The research is cross-disciplinary in that the gravitational modeling is primarily directed to address theoretical issues arising in modern condensed matter physics. The research methodology is that of theoretical physics, including techniques from general relativity, quantum field theory, many body physics, renormalization group, etc. The methodology includes formulating and solving mathematical models of physical systems using analytic and numerical methods. We will address specific problems using concrete models, but always with an eye towards illuminating some larger issue. The funding applied for in this proposal will be used to recruit a postdoctoral fellow and the research will be carried out in collaboration with scientists in the Stockholm area and internationally, including both experts in holographic applications and condensed matter theorists. Specific research topics include: Out of equilibrium dynamics following holographic quenches; local fluctuations in thermodynamic variables at strong coupling; modelling of unconventional metallic behavior; holographic models with broken translation symmetry; and holographic applications to non-relativistic quantum critical systems.

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