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Theoretical Physics III

Department Chair

Prof. Dr. Johanna Erdmenger    

    Roomnumber: 02.022


Frau Nelia Meyer

    Roomnumber: 02.024
    Building: M1

    Tel.: 0049-931-31-85131
    Fax: 0049-931-31-85939

Mailing Address:

Lehrstuhl für Theoretische Physik III

Institut für Theoretische Physik und Astrophysik
Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

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Prof. Dr. Matthew Lippert (Long Island University Brooklyn)

Time and Venue:

Wed May 17 16:15 sharp seminar room SE5


Holographic Sliding Stripes


Holographic models provide unique laboratories to investigate nonlinear physics of transport in inhomogeneous systems. We provide a detailed account of both DC and AC conductivities in a defect conformal field theory with spontaneous stripe order. The spatial symmetry is broken at large chemical potential and the resulting ground state is a combination of a spin and charge density wave. An infinitesimal applied electric field across the stripes will cause the stripes to slide over the underlying density of smeared impurities, a phenomenon which can be associated with the Goldstone mode for the spontaneously broken translation symmetry.

Summary of the work of our Chair:

Our research consists of establishing new relations between quantum field theory on the one hand and gravitation on the other. These new relations are called dualities. In this way, we gain new insights into the quantum nature of gravity. Moreover, we use these dualities to calculate observables for strongly coupled quantum systems. These systems occur frequently in physics, but are often difficult to describe with established methods. Our methods are applicable to condensed matter physics as well as elementary particle physics. A further research focus are new connections between quantum information and statistical mechanics.

[Translate to Englisch:] Berechnung physikalischer Observablen in stark korrelierten Systemen aus der dualen Gravitationstheorie mit schwarzem Loch

Calculation of physical observables in strongly coupled systems from the dual black hole geometry

Aktuelle Veröffentlichungen

Arbeit zur Zeitabhängigkeit im holographischen Kondo-Modell zur Veröffentlichung angenommen:

J. Erdmenger, M. Flory, M. Newrzella, M. Strydom, J. Wu, Quantum quenches in a holographic Kondo model', accepted for publication in Journal of High Energy Physics.



Theoretical Physics III
University of Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg

Phone: +49 931 31-85131
Fax: +49 931 31-85141

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