AlbaNova and Nordita Colloquium
Edward Witten (Institute for Advanced Studies Princeton)
FR4 Oskar Kleins Auditorium
Wednesday 23 April
15:00 - 16:00
Traditionally, there is a close analogy between condensed matter physics and particle physics, reflecting the fact that both fields deal with large scale effects of local quantum degrees of freedom. The analogy is the reason that emergent phenomena, which are ubiquitous in condensed matter physics, are also important in particle physics. The traditional analogy between the two subjects actually fails in the presence of gravity, but modern “holographic” insights suggest a cure.