High Energy Theory Seminar- IAS - Mukund Rangamani, Durham University & IAS, “Effective Actions for Anomalous Hydrodynamics”
In recent years we have come to appreciate that the microscopic dynamics of quantum field theory leave behind indelible signatures in long range, near-equilibrium phenomena. We will describe an effective field theory which captures some of these effects. In particular by employing an adiabaticity principle, we argue that an effective field theory of local fluid elements captures the constraints on hydrodynamic transport stemming from the presence of quantum anomalies. The effective action employs crucially the anomaly inflow mechanism and involves some novel modifications to the usual thermofield double construction.
Location: Bloomberg Lecture Hall - Institute for Advanced Study
Date/Time: 04/11/14 at 1:30 pm - 04/11/14 at 2:30 pm
Category: High Energy Theory Seminar