Theory Seminar

KEK 素粒子原子核研究所 理論セミナー

TITLE A Holographic Study of Thermalization in Strongly Coupled Plasmas
(in English)
SPEAKER Prof. Masaki Shigemori
(Nagoya University)
DATE: June 21 (Tue.) 11:00 − 12:00
PLACE: Kenkyu Honkan 1F, Meeting Room 1


Using the AdS/CFT correspondence, we probe the scale-dependence of thermalization in strongly coupled field theories following a quench via saddlepoint calculations of 2-point functions, Wilson loops and entanglement entropy in d=2,3,4. For homogeneous initial conditions, the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest, and sets a timescale for equilibration that saturates a causality bound. In this strongly coupled setting, the UV thermalizes first.