Holographic thermalization at intermediate coupling

Who: Aleksi Vuorinen (Bielefeld University)
When: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 14:15
Where: U49


I will discuss a series of recent works aimed at understanding the thermalization process in N=4 Supersymmetric Yang-Mills plasma outside the usual holographic limit of infinite ‘t Hooft coupling. It will be demonstrated that accounting for the leading non-trivial terms in a strong coupling expansion has a qualitative effect on the behavior of various off-equilibrium Green’s functions near the thermal limit. Based on this, I will argue that the usual top-down pattern of holographic thermalization is modified as the coupling is decreased, and that it eventually shifts to a bottom-up behavior.


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