# Early thermalization, hydrodynamics and energy loss in AdS/CFT

@article{Chesler2015EarlyTH, title={Early thermalization, hydrodynamics and energy loss in AdS/CFT}, author={Paul M. Chesler and Wilke van der Schee}, journal={arXiv: Nuclear Theory}, year={2015} }

Gauge/gravity duality has provided unprecedented opportunities to study dynamics in certain strongly coupled gauge theories. This review aims to highlight several applications to heavy ion collisions including far-from-equilibrium dynamics, hydrodynamics and jet energy loss at strong coupling.

## 50 Citations

### Viscosity to entropy ratio of QGP in relativistic heavy ion collision: Hard thermal loop corrections

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- 2016

In this work, we report on our computation results for the best value of the shear viscosity to entropy ratio of quark–gluon plasma produced in the relativistic Au–Au collisions at s NN = 200GeV.…

### Towards collisions of inhomogeneous shockwaves in AdS

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### Time evolution of a toy semiholographic glasma

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We extend our previous study of a toy model for coupling classical Yang-Mills equations for describing overoccupied gluons at the saturation scale with a strongly coupled infrared sector modeled by…

### Formation time of quark–gluon plasma in heavy-ion collisions in the holographic shock wave model

- PhysicsTheoretical and Mathematical Physics
- 2015

We estimate the thermalization time in a holographic model of two colliding shock waves corresponding to heavy-ion collisions. For this, we model the process by the Vaidya metric with a horizon…

### Formation time of quark–gluon plasma in heavy-ion collisions in the holographic shock wave model

- Physics
- 2015

We estimate the thermalization time in a holographic model of two colliding shock waves corresponding to heavy-ion collisions. For this, we model the process by the Vaidya metric with a horizon…

### QGP time formation in holographic shock waves model of heavy ion collisions

- Physics
- 2015

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### Towards collisions of inhomogeneous shockwaves in AdS

- Physics
- 2014

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### Holographic constraints on Bjorken hydrodynamics at finite coupling

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## 118 References

### Drag force in AdS/CFT

- Physics
- 2006

The AdS/CFT correspondence and a classical test string approximation are used to calculate the drag force on an external quark moving in a thermal plasma of N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory. This…

### Horizon formation and far-from-equilibrium isotropization in a supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma.

- PhysicsPhysical review letters
- 2009

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.

### Boost invariant flow, black hole formation, and far-from-equilibrium dynamics in N = 4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory

- Physics
- 2010

Using gauge/gravity duality, we study the creation and evolution of boost-invariant anisotropic, strongly-coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma. In the dual gravitational description, this…

### Sonic booms and diffusion wakes generated by a heavy quark in thermal gauge-string duality.

- PhysicsPhysical review letters
- 2008

The Poynting vector generated by a heavy quark moving through a thermal state of N=4 gauge theory using the gauge-string duality is evaluated and the ratio of the energy going into sound modes to the energy coming in from the wake is discussed.

### Gluon energy loss in the gauge-string duality

- Physics
- 2008

We estimate the stopping length of an energetic gluon in a thermal plasma of strongly coupled = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory by representing the gluon as a doubled string rising up out of the horizon.

### Holography and Colliding gravitational shock waves in asymptotically AdS5 spacetime.

- PhysicsPhysical review letters
- 2011

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…

### Wake of a quark moving through a strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma.

- PhysicsPhysical review letters
- 2007

The energy density wake produced by a heavy quark moving through a strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma is computed using gauge-string duality.

### Stress tensor of a quark moving through N=4 thermal plasma

- Physics
- 2007

We develop the linear equations that describe graviton perturbations of AdS{sub 5}-Schwarzschild generated by a string trailing behind an external quark moving with constant velocity. Solving these…