Special Colloqiuium: The Physics of Non-Hydrodynamic Modes

Event Dates: 

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

CTQM Seminar Type: 

  • Related Seminar Series

Speaker Name(s): 

Paul Romatschke

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

University of Colorado

Abstract, Event Details: 

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 colloquium will give an introduction to the physics of non-hydrodynamic modes, featuring gravitational waves, string theory predictions for experiment, the coolest and hottest stuff on earth and high-temperature superconductors.