Aperitivo Scientifico "Do we live in extra dimensions?"

by Prof. Konstantin Zarembo (NORDITA, Stockholm, Sweden)

sala Riunioni 1st floor (Bologna)

sala Riunioni 1st floor


viale Berti Pichat 6/2
The idea that our world may have hidden extra dimensions dates back to the 1920s, but so far has not become more than a theoretical curiosity. More recently the paradigm of extra dimensions emerged in a different guise within the “holographic duality”. The ideas of holography gave a new perspective on a number of old questions in theoretical physics ranging from quark confinement in strong interactions, hydrodynamics of strongly-coupled plasmas to transport in the quantum critical regime. Holography relates these highly non-trivial questions to gravitational dynamics in curved space-time. The talk will review the basic ideas of holography and is intended for a general physics audience.
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