Date : 19th of May, 16:00 CET
Speaker : Davison Richard (Heriot-Watt University)
Title: Relations between transport and chaos in holographic theories
Abstract: I will describe recent work illustrating general relations between the transport properties and chaotic properties of quantum field theories with holographic duals. I will firstly show how a simple analysis of near-horizon dynamics yields exact constraints on the spectrum of collective excitations. I will then describe how this can be exploited to identify a universal feature in the spectrum, and its implications for the collective transport properties of strongly interacting field theories with gravity duals.