Relating classical strings and gravitons in AdS/CFT jet quenching

May 20, 2014, 12:30 PM
platinum (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk New Theoretical Developments New theoretical developments


Peter Arnold (University of Virginia)


Here's a fun question in gravity: What happens when a high-momentum graviton falls into a large (AdS-)black hole? Answer: Tidal forces outside the black hole can stretch the graviton from a quantum string into a large, classical string. What does this have to do with theory investigations related to jet quenching in strongly coupled plasmas? It provides a link between two very different methods that have been used to set up "jet stopping" problems in such plasmas---methods which have given parametrically different results.

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Peter Arnold (University of Virginia)


Prof. Diana Vaman (University of Virginia) Mr Gabriel Wong (University of Virginia) Dr Phillip Szepietowski (University of Virginia)

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