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Physics Colloquium: "Fundamental bounds on transport"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
141 Loomis
Date
Dec 13, 2017   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Sean Hartnoll, Stanford University
Contact
Stephanie Johansson
E-Mail
sjohanss@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-4241
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

There is a long history to the idea that transport may be subject to fundamental constraints. I will argue that a variant of these ideas offers promising ways to think about transport in unconventional metals such as high temperature superconductors. I will discuss both proposed lower and upper bounds on transport, and I will suggest that such bounds may address long-standing transport puzzles in unconventional metals. I will discuss recent experimental probes of these ideas as well as theoretical connections to questions in quantum statistical mechanics.

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