CMSA Colloquium: Quantum statistical mechanics of charged black holes and strange metals


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October 5, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
CMSA, 20 Garden St, G10
Address: 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Professor Subir Sachedev

The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model was introduced as a toy model of interacting fermions without any particle-like excitations. I will describe how this toy model yields the universal low energy quantum theory of generic charged black holes in asymptotically 3+1 dimensional Minkowski space. I will also discuss how extensions of the SYK model yield a realistic theory of the strange metal phase of correlated electron systems.