Magnetic Catalysis and Holography

TYPEHigh Energy Physics Seminar
Speaker:Stefano Bolognesi
Affiliation:Hebrew University
Organizer:Amos Yarom
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow 620
Abstract:We study the formation of fermion condensates in Anti de Sitter space. In particular, we describe a novel version of magnetic catalysis that arises for fermions in asymptotically AdS4 geometries which cap off in the infra-red with a hard wall or in the presence of a wall of magnetic monopoles. From the perspective of the dual boundary theory, this corresponds to a strongly coupled version of magnetic catalysis in d=2+1.