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Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the UniverseWPI

IPMU Mathematics and Physics seminar

Date: September 19, 2008, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B, Kashiwa Campus of the University of Tokyo
Speaker: Shin Nakamura (Center for Quantum Spacetime (CQUeST), Sogang University)
Title: A Holographic Dual of Bjorken Flow [PDF]
Abstract: We construct a consistent holographic dual of Bjorken flow of an N=4 > SYM-theory plasma. Bjorken flow is the most standard flow of the > quark-gluon plasma at RHIC and LHC. A holographic model of this flow > has already been proposed by Janik and other people, but the failure > of the model has also been reported. We overcome the problem and > propose a consistent dual. We show that the dual geometry is a > time-dependent black hole, and the transport coefficients (like shear > viscosity) of the plasma are determined uniquely by the regularity of > the geometry. We also demonstrate that the hydrodynamic equation is > encoded in the 5d Einstein equation at the vicinity of the boundary. > This is a well-defined concrete example of time-dependent AdS/CFT. I > believe works along this direction open a possibility to use gravity > as a new tool of studying unsolved problems in fluid dynamics like > turbulence. (Reference: arXiv:0807.3797)