20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Improved Holographic QCD

23 Jul 2011, 09:00
30m
Lesdiguières (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)

Lesdiguières

Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Speaker

Elias Kiritsis (UoC and APC)

Description

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)

Co-authors

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

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