Jul 5 – 12, 2017
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Thermalization of a strongly interacting non abelian plasma

Jul 8, 2017, 10:00 AM
Room Welles (Palazzo del Casinò)

Room Welles

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Quantum Field and String Theory QFT and string theory


Fulvia De Fazio (INFN Sezione di Bari) Fulvia De Fazio (Universita e INFN, Bari (IT))


The thermalization process of an out-of-equilibrium boost-invariant strongly interacting non-Abelian
plasma is investigated using a holographic method. Boundary sourcing, a distortion of the boundary metric,
is employed to drive the system far from equilibrium. Thermalization is analyzed in the fully dynamical
system through nonlocal probes: the equal-time two-point correlation function of large conformal
dimension operators in the boundary theory, and Wilson loops of different shapes. A dependence of
the thermalization time on the size of the probes is found, which can be compared to the result of local
observables: the onset of thermalization is first observed at short distances.

Primary author

Fulvia De Fazio (INFN Sezione di Bari)

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