University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Nuclear Physics Seminar

Thursday, April 23rd 2009
2:30 pm:
Nuclear Physics Seminar in 435 Physics
Speaker: Todd Springer, University of Minnesota
Subject: Second Order Hydrodynamics from the Gravity Dual

I discuss the use of gauge/gravity duality in computing hydrodynamic dispersion relations for strongly coupled plasmas. I present recent work which has extended the computation of the sound mode dispersion relation up to third order in the momentum of the perturbation. Resulting formulas for the speed of sound, bulk viscosity, as well as some second order transport coefficients are presented for a specific class of gravity duals.

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