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<b>Special HET Seminar</b><br>New Minimal Holographic Superconductors from Gauged Supergravity<br><b>Speaker: Jorge Russo (Barcelona and Perimeter)</b></br>

Monday, April 23, 2012
12:00 AM
340 West Hall
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Speaker: Jorge Russo (Barcelona and Perimeter)

We consider different five dimensional N=2 gauged supergravity models coupled to one hypermultiplet. We show that they can be embedded in the maximal N=8 supergravity. They provide a simple setup to study 4d holographic superconductivity within a “top-down" approach. We find black hole solutions with scalar hair that holographically describe U(1) spontaneous symmetry breaking on the field theory by second-order phase transitions. The results shed new light on the phase diagram of strongly coupled N=4 SU(N) super Yang-Mills with fixed charge densities.