Holography: triangle meeting

26Apr2019 13:30 - 18:00


Location: Utrecht. Speakers: Sean A. Hartnoll (Stanford) and Philippe Sabella-Garnier (Leiden).


13:30 Tea & Coffee (in front of the conference venue)

14:00 - 15:15 Sean A. Hartnoll (Stanford) - Deep Quantum Geometry‚Äč 

15:15 - 15:45 Coffee break (in front of the conference venue)

15:45 - 17:00 Philippe Sabella-Garnier (Leiden) - Thermalization in integrable field theories

17:00 - end Borrel (drinks and snacks) KGB, first floor (next to the conference venue)


Sean A Hartnoll  Deep Quantum Geometry‚Äč

No Abstract

Philippe Sabella-Garnier  - Thermalization in integrable field theories 

Abstract: Perturbations of states in integrable or free field theories are not expected to thermalize due to the constraints imposed by the existence of an extensive number of conserved charges. In this talk, I will show that this is indeed the case when the perturbation probing the system satisfies a simple no-go condition. I will present examples of how this condition applies in 2D CFTs, in higher-dimensional free field theories, and in the transverse field Ising model. At the same time, I will also show how perturbations that do not obey this no-go condition easily thermalize in all of these models.


Atlas, Victor J. KoningsBerger Building (KGB), Budapestlaan 4a-b, Utrecht. >>GoogleMaps 

Local organisers

Umut Gursoy, email U.Gursoy [at] uu.nl


This event is part of a regular series of meetings sponsored by Delta ITP with the objective of bringing together the theoretical physics communities in Amsterdam, Leiden, Utrecht and our sister nodes Groningen, Brussels (ULB and VUB) and Leuven. The topic of this meeting is holography and its applications to different physical systems. We encourage researchers from different areas in theoretical physics to participate!

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