Gravitational Anomalies in the Laboratory?

Dr. Michael Stone (host Nussinov), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm
241 Compton
Event Description 

Last summer, an article in the New York Times (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/science/mixed-axial-gravitational-ano...) reported on an experiment that claims to have detected the effects of quantum gravitational anomalies on thermal transport in the Weyl semimetal NbP. I will discuss the basis for these claims, what the experiment actually measured, and relate them to the mystery that links the Sommerfeld expansion to the differential geometry that underlies all anomalous conservation laws.

Coffee: 2:45 pm, 241 Compton