String theory methods for condensed matter physics [EBook] / Horaţiu Nǎstase.
String theory methods for condensed matter physics [EBook] / Horaţiu Nǎstase.
The discovery of a duality between Antide Sitter spaces (AdS) and Conformal Field Theories (CFT) has led to major advances in our understanding of quantum field theory and quantum gravity. String theory methods and AdS/CFT correspondence maps provide new ways to think about difficult condensed matt...
Personal Name(s):  Năstase, Horaţiu, (author) 

Imprint: 
Cambridge :
Cambridge University Press,
2017

Physical Description: 
1 online resource (xx, 610 pages) 
Note: 
englisch 
ISBN: 
9781107180383 9781316847978 
Subject (LOC):  
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The discovery of a duality between Antide Sitter spaces (AdS) and Conformal Field Theories (CFT) has led to major advances in our understanding of quantum field theory and quantum gravity. String theory methods and AdS/CFT correspondence maps provide new ways to think about difficult condensed matter problems. String theory methods based on the AdS/CFT correspondence allow us to transform problems so they have weak interactions and can be solved more easily. They can also help map problems to different descriptions, for instance mapping the description of a fluid using the NavierStokes equations to the description of an event horizon of a black hole using Einstein's equations. This textbook covers the applications of string theory methods and the mathematics of AdS/CFT to areas of condensed matter physics. Bridging the gap between string theory and condensed matter, this is a valuable textbook for students and researchers in both fields. 