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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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Strong coupling problems in condensed matter and the AdS/CFT correspondence
Speaker(s): Subir Sachdev
Abstract: I will survey some open problems posed by experiments on condensed matter systems, such as the high temperature superconductors. I will argue that their solutions require analyses of strong-coupling regimes which cannot be addressed by conventional field-theoretic means. I will describe insights drawn from the AdS/CFT correspondence, and discuss the connections to theories with simple gravity duals.
Date: 11/11/2009 - 12:00 pm
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