Pole skipping and related probes away from maximal chaos

January 12, 2021
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Specialist level
Mark Mezei
Simons Center at Stony Brook

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Quantum chaotic dynamics is associated to diverse physical phenomena and signatures. In this talk, we focus on the pole skipping phenomenon in non-maximally chaotic theories. Our discussion is informed by results from AdS/CFT and from models of SYK type. We study the interplay of the pole skipping phenomenon with the quantum butterfly effect and thermalization through the lens of entanglement entropy.