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Holographic Quantum Matter

Holographic Quantum Matter

Current price: $65.00
Publication Date: March 16th, 2018
The MIT Press
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A comprehensive overview of holographic methods in quantum matter, written by pioneers in the field.

This book, written by pioneers in the field, offers a comprehensive overview of holographic methods in quantum matter. It covers influential developments in theoretical physics, making the key concepts accessible to researchers and students in both high energy and condensed matter physics. The book provides a unique combination of theoretical and historical context, technical results, extensive references to the literature, and exercises. It will give readers the ability to understand the important problems in the field, both those that have been solved and those that remain unsolved, and will enable them to engage directly with the current literature.

The book describes a particular interface between condensed matter physics, gravitational physics, and string and quantum field theory made possible by holographic duality. The chapters cover such topics as the essential workings of the holographic correspondence; strongly interacting quantum matter at a fixed commensurate density; compressible quantum matter with a variable density; transport in quantum matter; the holographic description of symmetry broken phases; and the relevance of the topics covered to experimental challenges in specific quantum materials. Holographic Quantum Matter promises to be the definitive presentation of this material.

About the Author

Sean A. Hartnoll is Associate Professor of Physics at Stanford University and was the recipient of the New Horizons Prize in Physics in 2015.

Andrew Lucas is a Gordon and Betty Moore Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at Stanford University.

Subir Sachdev is Herchel Smith Professor of Physics at Harvard University and the author of Quantum Phase Transitions. He was awarded the Lars Onsager Prize from the American Physical Society in 2018.

Praise for Holographic Quantum Matter

Holographic Quantum Matter, a new book by Sean Hartnoll, Andrew Lucas, and Subir Sachdev, gives an excellent conceptual overview of the field while providing enough technical detail for the reader to perform relevant computations.—Physics Today