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The Fluid Manifesto: Schwinger Keldysh and the emergence of fluid dynamics

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Ramalingam Loganayagam, Princeton
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Thu, Oct 22 2015, 3:10PM

In this talk, I focus on the question of how relativistic fluid dynamics should be thought of as a Wilsonian effective field theory emerging from Schwinger-Keldysh path integrals. Taking the basic principles of Schwinger-Keldysh formalism seriously, we are led to a series of remarkable statements and a broad programme relating relativistic fluid dynamics and topological sigma models.