Solvable models of correlated metals with interactions and disorder, and their transport properties

Despite much theoretical effort, there is no complete theory of the “strange” metal phase of the high temperature 

superconductors, and its linear-in-temperature resistivity. This phase is believed to be a strongly-interacting metallic 

phase of matter without fermionic quasiparticles, and is virtually impossible to model accurately using traditional

perturbative field-theoretic techniques. Recently, progress has been made using large-N techniques based on the 

solvable Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model, which do not involve expanding about any weakly-coupled limit. I will 

describe constructions of solvable models of strange metals based on SYK-like large-N limits, which can reproduce  

some of the experimentally observed features of strange metals and adjoining phases. These models, and further 

extensions, could possibly pave the way to developing a controlled theoretical understanding of the essential building 

blocks of the electronic state in correlated-electron superconductors near optimal doping.

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Event Type: 
Seminar
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Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 15:30 to 17:00
Location: 
Alice Room
Room #: 
301