Random Interactions

Graphene flakes, strange metals, and black holes: insights from the SYK model

by Prof. Subir Sachdev (Harvard University)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
at A304 and Zoom
Complex many-particle quantum entanglement is a central theme in two major topics in physics: the strange metal state found in numerous correlated electron compounds, and the quantum theory of black holes in Einstein gravity. The Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev model provides a solvable theory of entangled many-particle quantum states without quasiparticle excitations. I will describe how the SYK model sheds light on recent experiments on graphene flakes, has led to a universal theory of strange metals, and provides new insights on the quantum states of black holes.