Events

High Energy Theory Seminar: "BMS Invariant Fluids"
November 27, 2017  2:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36
Robert Penna (Columbia University)
The Bondivan der BurgMetznerSachs (BMS) group is the asymptotic symmetry group of asymptotically flat spacetime. It is related to flat gravity in the same way that the conformal group is related to anti de Sitter gravity. However, while the conformal group is well known throughout field theory, the BMS group is rather mysterious. We show that the BMS group is closely related to infinite dimensional symmetry groups governing fluid dynamics. We use a relationship between gravitating systems and lower dimensional fluids on their boundaries to give a new derivation of
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Condensed Matter Seminar: "Striped Ground States in the Hubbard Model"
November 29, 2017  4:00 pm  5:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4
Steven White (University of California, Irvine)
Solving the 2D Hubbard model is one of the most wellknown outstanding problems in theoretical condensed matter physics. Various simulation techniques, such has DMRG and quantum Monte Carlo, have made dramatic strides in recent years, but they have still not provided clearcut answers for the nature of the ground state of the strongcoupling doped model.
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High Energy Theory Seminar: (TBA)
December 4, 2017  2:00 pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 2N36
Matthew Reece (Harvard)

HET & HEE Joint Seminar: (TBA)
December 12, 2017  1:30 pm
Center for Particle Cosmology
Josh Ruderman (NYU)