22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

Entanglement entropy and far-from-equilibrium energy flow

Jul 25, 2015, 9:45 AM


talk Non-Perturbative Field Theory and String Theory Non-Perturbative Field Theory and String Theory


Dr Eugenio Megias (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik, Munich)


The time evolution of the energy transport triggered in a strongly coupled quantum critical system by a temperature gradient is holographically related to the evolution of an asymptotically AdS black brane with a gradient in its planar horizon. Of relevance in these systems is the appearance of a universal steady state, described by a boosted thermal state. A relevant observable that provides physical insight about the evolution of the system and the eventual formation of a steady state is the entanglement entropy. In this talk, I will study the far from equilibrium energy transport of such a system by using gauge/gravity duality, and present results for the time evolution of the entanglement entropy. Some references: (1) M.J. Bhaseen, B. Doyon, A. Lucas, K. Schalm, arXiv:1311.3544[hep-th]. (2) I. Amado, A. Yarom, arXiv:1501.0162[hep-th] (3) J. Erdmenger, D. Fernandez, M. Flory, E. Megias, A.K. Straub, in preparation.

Primary author

Dr Eugenio Megias (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik, Munich)


Ms Ann-Kathrin Straub (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik, Munich) Daniel Fernandez (M) Johanna Erdmenger (Max Planck Institute for Physics) Mr Mario Flory (Max-Planck Institut fur Physik, Munich)

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