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Landau Levels and Holography

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  • UserMike Blake (DAMTP)
  • ClockThursday 28 February 2013, 13:00-14:00
  • HouseMR2, CMS.

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One of the outstanding problems facing applied holography is the development of a complete understanding of how the traditional Fermi surfaces of condensed matter physics are realized in the bulk. Whilst the general problem is very hard, in this talk I shall describe a regime in which progress can be made. In the presence of a strong magnetic field the dynamics of fermions undergoes a dimensional reduction and we are able to use Coleman’s classic technique of bosonization. This allows us to obtain a description of the Landau level physics of the boundary theory in terms of a `star’ of gravitating sine-Gordon kinks in the bulk.

This talk is part of the Quantum Fields and Strings Seminars series.

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