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8 August 2016 to 2 September 2016
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

(Nordita seminar) Relativistic hydrodynamics as an effective field theory

22 Aug 2016, 16:00
Room FB54 (Nordita, Stockholm)

Room FB54

Nordita, Stockholm


Prof. Mukund Rangamani


Hydrodynamics is a rather old subject, but in the last few years we have seen enormous progress in understanding some of the theoretical underpinnings of the subject. I will explain how the standard axioms of the phenomenological theory can be explicitly solved for allowed forms of transport. The solution reveals some interesting hidden symmetries which we will explain from a microscopic perspective. We shall see that the effective field theory of non-linear dissipative fluids is described in terms of a novel topological sigma model.

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