MOSHE FLATO LECTURE SERIES 2011
COLLOQUIUA IN MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
 
DATE: Thursday March 10, 2011
 
PLACE: Ben Gurion University, Senate hall
 
SCHEDULE (please see abstracts below):
9:30 - 10:00 	   Gathering, light refreshments
 
10:15 - 10:30	Rivka Carmi, Ben Gurion University president.
Opening remarks.
 
(Earlier lectures: See separate announcements
10:30 - 11:30	Mordehai Heiblum, 
11:35 - 12:40	Etienne Ghys,     
14:00 - 14:55	F. Duncan M. Haldane.
15:35 - 16:30	Cedric Villani.)
 
16:35 - 17:30      Subir Sachdev, Harvard
    Quantum criticality and gauge-gravity duality. 
 
LUNCH AND TRAVEL INFORMATION:
* Lunch will be provided to conference attendants.
* Free transportation from the train station at Kiryat Gat will be
provided to conference attendants. For those arriving by car, an entry
permit to Ben Gurion University campus will be arranged. For both of
these please contact the BGU mathematics department.
Ina 08 6461689   <inaviv@math.bgu.ac.il> 
 
ADVANCE REGISTRATION FOR TRANSPORTATION IS REQUIRED.
 
WEBPAGE: For more information please see:
 <http://www.math.bgu.ac.il/events/flato/2011-Flato-Lectures.html>
 
ABSTRACTS:
 
Subir Sachdev: "Quantum criticality and gauge-gravity duality"
 
Abstract: Quantum critical points (or phases) are special locations in
parameter space where the ground state wavefunction has long-range
and scale-invariant quantum entanglement between the local
degrees of freedom. Such points are also the key to explaining
a wide variety of experiments on many modern electronic materials.
In recent years, ideas from string theory on the duality between
quantum gauge and gravity theories have provided a new physical
perspective
on quantum criticality. I will give an overview of these developments
and their future prospects.
  
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