Describing strongly interacting matter with string theory


High temperature superconductivity arises as a result of strong interaction between the charge carriers. This proposal will describe such strongly interacting systems by relating their dynamics to that of weakly coupled string theories.


Scientific article

  • M Kulaxizi, A.P. Parnachev, K Schalm(2012): On Holographic Entanglement Entropy of Charged Matter JHEP pp. 098 - 099
  • D Kutasov, J Lin, A Parnachev(2012): Conformal Phase Transitions at Weak and Strong Coupling Nuclear Physics B pp. 155 - 195
  • D. Kutasov, J Lin, A.P. Parnachev(2012): Holographic Walking From Tachyon DBI Nuclear Physics B pp. 361 - 397
  • M Goykhman, A.P. Parnachev, J Zaanen(2012): Fluctuations in Finite Density Holographic Quantum Liquids JHEP pp. 1210 - 1211


Project number


Main applicant

Dr. A.P. Parnachev

Affiliated with

Universiteit Leiden, Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen, Leids Instituut voor Onderzoek in de Natuurkunde (LION)

Team members

Dr. R.A. Davison, M. Goykman, Dr. M. Kulaxizi, Dr. A. Mezzalira, Dr. A.P. Parnachev


01/03/2011 to 01/03/2016