Jul 20 – 27, 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Improved Holographic QCD

Jul 23, 2011, 9:00 AM
Lesdiguières (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo


Elias Kiritsis (UoC and APC)


We propose holographic models based on Einstein-dilaton gravity with a potential in 5 dimensions. Such theories, for a judicious choice of potential are very close to the physics of large-N YM theory both at zero and finite temperature. The zero temperature glueball spectra as well as their finite temperature thermodynamic functions compare well with lattice data. The model can be used to calculate transport coefficients, like bulk viscosity, the drag force and jet quenching parameters, relevant for the physics of the Quark-Gluon Plasma.

Primary author

Elias Kiritsis (UoC and APC)


Dr Fransesco Nitti (APC) Dr Liuba Mazzanti (Santiago de Compostella) Dr Umut Gursoy (CERN)

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