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Physics Colloquium: "Non-equilibrium thermodynamics of space-time."

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topic
physics
Sponsor
Physics Department
Location
141 Loomis Lab
Date
Oct 30, 2013   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Laurent Freidel, Perimeter Institute, Ontario Canada
Cost
None
Contact
Marjorie Gamel
E-Mail
mgamel@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3762
Views
6763
Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

In this talk I will review the evidence for a mysterious and deep relationship between gravitational dynamics and thermodynamics. I will show how we can extend this connection to non equilibrium thermodynamics. Using the fact that  the gravitational equations are fundamentally holographic, we show how they can be recasted in a way that shows a deep connection with the dynamics of viscous bubbles. We will explore some aspects of this surprising correspondence.

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