Jul 18 – 23, 2022
University of Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Phase transition of photons and gravitons in a Casimir box

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20m
Audimax (University of Vienna)

Audimax

University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Speaker

Mr Ankit Aggarwal (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, University of Amsterdam)

Description

A first order phase transition for photons and gravitons in a Casimir box is studied analytically from first principles with a detailed understanding of symmetry breaking due to boundary conditions. It is closely related to Bose-Einstein condensation and accompanied by a quantum phase transition whose control parameter is the chemical potential for optical helicity.

Primary authors

Mr Ankit Aggarwal (Universite Libre de Bruxelles, University of Amsterdam) Glenn Barnich (Universite Libre de Bruxelles)

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