Dr Marcus Bluhm (North Carolina State U.)

Properties of strongly coupled quantum fluids

Strongly coupled quantum systems are realized in nature in various forms, reaching from compact stellar objects, over tiny droplets of hot Quark-Gluon Plasma, to ultra-cold atomic Fermi and Bose gases. These systems share some interesting features despite their apparent differences in size, temperature, density or field strengths. This talk will focus on the Quark-Gluon Plasma and ultra-cold Fermi gases, discuss the observed similarity in their transport behavior, notably their perfect fluidity, and present some recent developments toward a better understanding of both strongly coupled quantum fluids.