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Energy loss of a heavy quark moving through Script N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma
We use the AdS/CFT correspondence to determine the rate of energy loss of a heavy quark moving through = 4 SU(Nc) supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma at large 't Hooft coupling. Using the dual
QCD and instantons at finite temperature
The current understanding of the behavior of quantum chromodynamics at finite temperature is presented. Perturbative methods are used to explore the high-temperature dynamics. At sufficiently high
Numerical solution of gravitational dynamics in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes
A bstractA variety of gravitational dynamics problems in asymptotically anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetime are amenable to efficient numerical solution using a common approach involving a null slicing of
Transport coefficients in high temperature gauge theories (I): leading-log results
Leading-log results are derived for the shear viscosity, electrical conductivity and flavor diffusion constants in both abelian and non-abelian high temperature gauge theories with various matter
Horizon formation and far-from-equilibrium isotropization in a supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma.
Using gauge-gravity duality, this work studies the creation and evolution of anisotropic, homogeneous strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma, which corresponds to horizon formation in a geometry driven to be an isotropic by a time-dependent change in boundary conditions.
Instability of flat space at finite temperature
The instabilities of quantum gravity are investigated using the path-integral formulation of Einstein's theory. A brief review is given of the classical gravitational instabilities, as well as the
Center-stabilized Yang-Mills theory: Confinement and large N volume independence
We examine a double trace deformation of SU(N) Yang-Mills theory which, for large N and large volume, is equivalent to unmodified Yang-Mills theory up to O(1/N{sup 2}) corrections. In contrast to the
Photon and dilepton production in supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma
By weakly gauging one of the U(1) subgroups of the R-symmetry group, = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory can be coupled to electromagnetism, thus allowing a computation of photon production and related
Effective kinetic theory for high temperature gauge theories
Quasiparticle dynamics in relativistic plasmas associated with hot, weakly-coupled gauge theories (such as QCD at asymptotically high temperature T) can be described by an effective kinetic theory,
Holography and Colliding gravitational shock waves in asymptotically AdS5 spacetime.
Using holography, we study the collision of planar shock waves in strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory. This requires the numerical solution of a dual gravitational initial value