Approaching QCD via Holography

Who: Francesco Nitti (APC, Paris)
When: Friday, November 13, 2009 at 14:45
Where: The CP³ meeting room

The concept of gauge/gravity is one of most promising tools in the search for a non-perturbative treatment of confing gauge theories in general, and QCD in particular. After a brief introduction to the original AdS/CFT conjecture for maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, I will give an overview of the bottom-up approach to the construction of a holographic dual for QCD. I will focus in particular on the ability of this approach of providing a realistic description of QCD thermodynamics, and of transport phenomena in the high-temperature deconfined phase.


Slides from the talk