Astronomy

2017 Apr 04

BHI Colloquium: April 4, 2017 "Update on Advanced LIGO," Lisa Barsotti | "Diffusion and Chaos in Holography," Mike Blake

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Conference Room (211) 20 Garden Street, Cambridge


Lisa Barsotti

MIT
Update on Advanced LIGO

Abstract:
Advanced LIGO started its second observing run O2 on November 30th, 2016. In this talk I will give an update on the instrument performance and near term plans.


Mike Blake
MIT
Diffusion and Chaos in Holography

Abstract: 
In this talk I will discuss how black hole physics has recently suggested a new connection between the transport properties of strongly interacting theories and the field of quantum chaos. In particular I will describe how in many holographic theories there are simple relationships between the thermoelectric diffusion constants and the butterfly velocity, which describes the speed at which quantum chaos propagates.  

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