MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR
Probing the Deep IR of Scaling Geometries
Over the past decade holography has been used as a laboratory to probe systems whose underlying degrees of freedom are strongly coupled and therefore difficult to study using traditional methods. In this talk I will discuss certain classes of geometries which exhibit anisotropic scalings and have served as toy models for describing quantum critical points and strongly correlated electron systems. In particular, I will focus on the behavior of such scaling solutions in the deep infrared, and show that they may beunstable to the formation of spatially modulated phases.