8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
US/Eastern timezone

Conformal hydrodynamics in Minkowski and de Sitter spacetimes

Aug 9, 2011, 4:25 PM
552 B (Rhode Island Convention Center)

552 B

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Heavy Ion Physics/Hot and Dense QCD Heavy Ion Physics/Hot and Dense QCD


Amos Yarom (Princeton University)


I will show how to generate non-trivial analytic solutions to the conformally invariant, relativistic fluid dynamic equations by appealing to the Weyl covariance of the stress tensor. The technique I will present recasts the relativistic conformally invariant Navier-Stokes equations in four-dimensional Minkowski space as a static flow in three-dimensional de Sitter space times a line. The solution obtained can be thought of as a generalization of Bjorken flow. The simplicity of the de Sitter form of the flow enables a study of second order viscous corrections and linearized perturbations.

Primary author

Amos Yarom (Princeton University)

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