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Frontiers in Nuclear Theory Colloquium: "Geometry, Noether currents and relativistic fluids"

Stefan Flörchinger, University of Heidelberg
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:30am
Zoom (see event info)

It is well known that the covariant conservation of energy and momentum, that underlies relativistic fluid dynamics, is a consequence of diffeomorphism invariance in relativistic quantum field theory. I will show that further divergence-type equations of motion can be obtained for the spin current, the dilatation current and the shear current from extended space-time symmetry transformations. These relations could be the missing link for an understanding of causal relativistic fluid dynamics in terms of quantum field theory. If time permits I will also comment on the second law of thermodynamics for relativistic fluids from a quantum information theoretic perspective.

Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting: ncwarrin[at] 


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