CERN-CKC TH Institute on Numerical Holography

Europe/Zurich
4-3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room

CERN

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Christopher Herzog (Princeton University), Deog-Ki Hong (Pusan National University), Larry Yaffe (University of Washington), Michal P. Heller (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Paul Chesler (MIT), Urs Wiedemann (CERN)
Description
Gauge/gravity duality (or holographic duality) relates the dynamics of certain strongly interacting quantum field theories to the dynamics of classical gravity in one higher dimension. Over the last decade holographic duality has emerged as a powerful tool for studying strongly interacting systems. A significant part of these developments has been motivated by experimentally explored strongly coupled systems ranging from the quark-gluon plasma produced in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC and at the LHC to various condensed matter systems including superfluidity, quantum phase transitions, and non-Fermi liquids. One of the assets of holography is that it can yield insight into the real-time dynamics of strongly coupled quantum field theories via classical partial differential equations in the gravity dual. To date, the vast majority of work in holographic duality is focused on problems which are either static, or sufficiently close to equilibrium that analytic methods can be used to solve the required differential equations. However, in recent years there has been increasing attention focused on challenging problems which require greater use of numerical techniques. These include the question of how strongly coupled systems far from equilibrium relax, how turbulent behavior can be studied in the gravity dual description of fluids or superfluids, and how ground states of strongly interacting matter with broken translational invariance can be found. This workshop aims at an in-depth exchange on the class of challenging problems that are now under study with numerical techniques in holography. Confirmed participants include: Dongsu Bak (University of Seoul) David Berenstein (UC Santa Barbara) Michal P. Heller (Universiteit van Amsterdam / National Centre for Nuclear Research) Steven Gubser (Princeton University) Chris Herzog (Stony Brook) Luis Lehner (Perimeter Institute) Krishna Rajagopal (MIT) Andrzej Rostworowski (Jagiellonian University) Jorge Santos (Stanford / Cambridge) Wilke van der Schee (Universiteit Utrecht) Sang-Jin Sin (Hanyang University) Larry Yaffe (University of Washington) Urs Wiedemann (CERN) Toby Wiseman (Imperial College)
CERN TH-secretariat
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