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Bulk viscosity of one-dimensional electron liquids

February 16, 2018 - 4:10pm
Wade DeGottardi

Abstract: Theoretical studies of strongly interacting many-body systems in one dimension have tended to focus on integrable models. However, such models cannot account for dissipative processes which control many experimentally relevant quantities. In this talk, I will discuss recent work extending Luttinger liquid theory to account for the finite lifetime of excitations. I will focus on the microscopic origin of the bulk viscosity and explore ways in which this quantity can be measured in quantum wires and cold atomic gases.

There will be snacks and drinks at 4pm and the talk starts at 4:10pm 

PSC 2136
College Park, MD 20742