Low energy challenges for high energy physicists: the vibrational modes of soft matter

I will discuss how holographic and effective field theory methods could shed light on important open questions in low energy condensed matter systems. I will focus on the study of the vibrational degrees of freedom, i.e. ''phonons'', in liquids, solids and disordered systems like glasses. Building intuition from the holographic systems I will tackle the problem of the low frequency elastic response in liquids and the universal emergence of the boson peak in ordered crystals and amorphous solids.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 14:30 to 16:00
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