Holographic Fermi Surfaces: The view from the top down - Julian Sonner

Sep 20, 2011, 12:30 pm2:00 pm
PCTS Seminar Room
Event Description
Strongly interacting fermions at finite density are infamously hard to treat. Gauge/gravity duality gives a way of studying them in a controlled environment. For such studies to be reliable it is important that the models are eventually embedded in M-theory (or string theory). In this talk I will describe how to look for some of the most basic features of fermionic finite-density states in M-theory, such as the occurrence of Fermi surfaces, and describe the wider implications of our recent intriguing results on these objects.