Seminar December 10: J. Sonner

On December 10 we will have a seminar by

Julian Sonner (University of Geneva)

Title: Causal symmetry breaking: the EFT of quantum chaos


Quantum chaotic systems are often defined via the assertion that their spectral statistics coincides with, or is well approximated by, random matrix theory. In this talk I will explain how the universal content of random matrix theory emerges as the consequence of a simple symmetry-breaking principle and its associated Goldstone modes. This approach gives a natural way to identify wormhole-like correlations, even for individual theories.
I will also discuss how to extend the Goldstone effective-field-theory approach to study operator correlation functions, and present some thoughts on how to understand causal symmetry breaking in holographic bulk gravity.

Meeting information:
10th of December at 14:30 Italian Time
Zoom Meeting

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