Jan 10 – 15, 2021
Weizmann Institute of Science
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The renormalization of sound and viscosity from non-equilibrium effective field theory

Jan 11, 2021, 5:45 PM
Andrea's room 1 (vDLCC)

Andrea's room 1


oral New theoretical techniques at large and small coupling NT


Pak Hang Lau (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


In small colliding systems and near the QCD critical point, the effects due to hydrodynamic fluctuations can be significant. The effective field theory of fluctuating hydrodynamics has recently been formulated on the closed time path (Schwinger-Keldysh formalism) [1]. Such formulation allows for a systematic treatment of non-linear interaction among energy-momentum densities and hydrodynamics noise. We present the first complete leading order analysis of the effects of hydrodynamic fluctuations on stress-energy tensor correlations and show how those fluctuations modify the dispersion of sound and shear modes. We find the contributions of hydrodynamic fluctuations are parametrically more important than those from the second-order terms in hydrodynamics. We discuss the potential implications of our results for heavy-ion collision phenomenology [2].

[1] M. Crossley, P. Glorioso, and H. Liu, Effective field theory of dissipative fluids, JHEP 1709 (2017) 09.
[2] P.H.C. Lau, H. Liu and Y. Yin, in preparation.

Primary authors

Pak Hang Lau (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Yi Yin (IMP) Prof. Hong Liu (MIT)

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