Approach to equilibrium: Universal properties in expanding gauge and scalar field theories

20 May 2014, 16:30
spectrum (darmstadtium)



Board: D-02
Poster Approach to Equilibrium Poster session


Kirill Boguslavski (Heidelberg University)


We show simulation results for longitudinally expanding gauge and scalar field theories as they approach thermal equilibrium. Most remarkably, we find a common nonthermal attractor solution in a characteristic momentum regime. As a consequence, important aspects of the evolution towards equilibrium turn out to be insensitive to the details of the underlying theory.

Primary authors

Prof. Jürgen Berges (Heidelberg University) Kirill Boguslavski (Heidelberg University) Prof. Raju Venugopalan (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Dr Sören Schlichting (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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