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Add to Calendar 12/13/2017 4:00 pm 12/13/2017 America/Chicago Physics Colloquium: "Fundamental bounds on transport" DESCRIPTION:

There is a long history to the idea that transport may be subject to fundamental constraints. I will argue that a variant of these ideas offers promising ways to think about transport in unconventional metals such as high temperature superconductors. I will discuss both proposed lower and upper bounds on transport, and I will suggest that such bounds may address long-standing transport puzzles in unconventional metals. I will discuss recent experimental probes of these ideas as well as theoretical connections to questions in quantum statistical mechanics.

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Sean Hartnoll, Stanford University

141 Loomis

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Physics Colloquium: "Fundamental bounds on transport"

Speaker Sean Hartnoll, Stanford University
Date: 12/13/2017
Time: 4 p.m.
Location:

141 Loomis

Event Contact: Stephanie Johansson
217-300-4241
sjohanss@illinois.edu
Sponsor:

Department of Physics

Event Type: Seminar/Symposium
 

There is a long history to the idea that transport may be subject to fundamental constraints. I will argue that a variant of these ideas offers promising ways to think about transport in unconventional metals such as high temperature superconductors. I will discuss both proposed lower and upper bounds on transport, and I will suggest that such bounds may address long-standing transport puzzles in unconventional metals. I will discuss recent experimental probes of these ideas as well as theoretical connections to questions in quantum statistical mechanics.

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