Physics Colloquium

"Random Coupling Models"

Presented by Prof. Vladimir Rosenhaus, CUNY Graduate Center

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 3:30 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Please note that self-served coffee and cookies will be in the seminar lounge at 3:00 pm. Abstract: There is a long history, in both classical and quantum physics, of models with couplings that are random variables. An example is the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model which, over the past decade, has emerged as the harmonic oscillator of chaotic many-body systems. We discuss the model and some of its applications within high energy theory and condensed matter physics. We conclude with a discussion of how quantum field theory techniques may be useful in understanding the statistics of random ocean waves and the observed power law spectrum.

Hosted by: Raju Venugopalan

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