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

Gravitational collapse and far from equilibrium dynamics in holographic gauge theories

11 Aug 2011, 10:30
30m
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

Speaker

Paul Chesler (MIT)

Description

In recent years holography has emerged as a powerful tool to study non-equilibrium phenomena in certain quantum theories, mapping challenging quantum dynamics onto the classical dynamics of gravitational fields in one higher dimension. One interesting process accessible with holography is the formation of a quark-gluon plasma in strongly coupled non-Abelian gauge theories. In the dual gravitational description, the formation of a quark-gluon plasma maps onto the process of gravitational collapse and black hole formation. I will describe how one can use techniques from numerical relativity to study this process.

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