Special Seminar

Speaker: Moshe Rozali (Univ. of British Columbia)
Title: Inhomogeneous Holography
Date (JST): Mon, Aug 05, 2013, 15:30 - 16:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 988.pdf
Abstract: I discuss the formation of inhomogeneous order in the Einstein-Maxwell-axion system, dual to a 2+1 dimensional field theory that exhibits a spontaneously generated current density, momentum density and modulated scalar operator. Below the critical temperature, the Reissner-Nordstrom-AdS black hole becomes unstable and stripes form in the bulk and on the boundary. The bulk geometry possesses striking geometrical features, including a modulated horizon that tends to pinch off as T goes to 0. The phase transition to the formation of stripes is of second order.