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Joint NPP/AMO - THE PHYSICS OF NON-HYDRODYNAMIC MODES

Seminar

Physics & Astronomy

By: Paul Romatschke
From: University of Colorado at Boulder
When: Monday, April 24, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: 300 Brockman Hall for Physics
Abstract: Examples for hydrodynamic collective modes are sound waves, shear and diffusive modes. But what are non-hydrodynamic collective modes? Most physicists likely have never ever heard about non-hydrodynamic modes in their entire career. Indeed, there does not seem to be a single textbook on this topic. This seminar will give an introduction to the physics of non-hydrodynamic modes, featuring gravitational waves, string theory predictions for experiment, cold atoms close to unitarity and heavy-ion collisions.