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Equilibration and Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories. / Mueller, Berndt; Balasubramanian, Vijay; Bernamonti, Alice; Copland, Neil Barclay; Craps, Ben; De Boer, Jan; Keski-Vakkuri, Esko; Schaefer, Andres; Shigemori, Masaki; Staessens, Wieland.

Quark Matter Conference in 2011 at Annecy, France. 2011.

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Harvard

Mueller, B, Balasubramanian, V, Bernamonti, A, Copland, NB, Craps, B, De Boer, J, Keski-Vakkuri, E, Schaefer, A, Shigemori, M & Staessens, W 2011, Equilibration and Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories. in Quark Matter Conference in 2011 at Annecy, France. Unknown, 23/05/11.

APA

Mueller, B., Balasubramanian, V., Bernamonti, A., Copland, N. B., Craps, B., De Boer, J., ... Staessens, W. (2011). Equilibration and Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories. In Quark Matter Conference in 2011 at Annecy, France

Vancouver

Mueller B, Balasubramanian V, Bernamonti A, Copland NB, Craps B, De Boer J et al. Equilibration and Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories. In Quark Matter Conference in 2011 at Annecy, France. 2011

Author

Mueller, Berndt ; Balasubramanian, Vijay ; Bernamonti, Alice ; Copland, Neil Barclay ; Craps, Ben ; De Boer, Jan ; Keski-Vakkuri, Esko ; Schaefer, Andres ; Shigemori, Masaki ; Staessens, Wieland. / Equilibration and Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories. Quark Matter Conference in 2011 at Annecy, France. 2011.

BibTeX

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title = "Equilibration and Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories",
abstract = "Using the AdS/CFT correspondence, we probe the scale-dependence of thermalization in strongly coupled field theories following a quench, via calculations of 2-point functions, Wilson loops and entanglement entropy in 2, 3, and 4 dimensions. In the saddlepoint approximation these probes are computed in AdS space in terms of invariant geometric objects -- geodesics, minimal surfaces and minimal volumes. Our calculations for two dimensional field theories are analytical. In our strongly coupled setting, all probes in all dimensions share certain universal features in their thermalization: (1) a slight delay in the onset of thermalization, (2) an apparent non-analyticity at the endpoint of thermalization, (3) top-down thermalization where the UV thermalizes first. For homogeneous initial conditions the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest, and sets a time scale for equilibration that saturates a causality bound over the range of scales studied. The growth rate of entanglement entropy density is nearly volume-independent for small volumes, but slows for larger volumes.",
keywords = "entropy : entanglement, surface : minimal, duality",
author = "Berndt Mueller and Vijay Balasubramanian and Alice Bernamonti and Copland, {Neil Barclay} and Ben Craps and {De Boer}, Jan and Esko Keski-Vakkuri and Andres Schaefer and Masaki Shigemori and Wieland Staessens",
year = "2011",
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RIS

TY - CHAP

T1 - Equilibration and Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories

AU - Mueller, Berndt

AU - Balasubramanian, Vijay

AU - Bernamonti, Alice

AU - Copland, Neil Barclay

AU - Craps, Ben

AU - De Boer, Jan

AU - Keski-Vakkuri, Esko

AU - Schaefer, Andres

AU - Shigemori, Masaki

AU - Staessens, Wieland

PY - 2011/5/23

Y1 - 2011/5/23

N2 - Using the AdS/CFT correspondence, we probe the scale-dependence of thermalization in strongly coupled field theories following a quench, via calculations of 2-point functions, Wilson loops and entanglement entropy in 2, 3, and 4 dimensions. In the saddlepoint approximation these probes are computed in AdS space in terms of invariant geometric objects -- geodesics, minimal surfaces and minimal volumes. Our calculations for two dimensional field theories are analytical. In our strongly coupled setting, all probes in all dimensions share certain universal features in their thermalization: (1) a slight delay in the onset of thermalization, (2) an apparent non-analyticity at the endpoint of thermalization, (3) top-down thermalization where the UV thermalizes first. For homogeneous initial conditions the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest, and sets a time scale for equilibration that saturates a causality bound over the range of scales studied. The growth rate of entanglement entropy density is nearly volume-independent for small volumes, but slows for larger volumes.

AB - Using the AdS/CFT correspondence, we probe the scale-dependence of thermalization in strongly coupled field theories following a quench, via calculations of 2-point functions, Wilson loops and entanglement entropy in 2, 3, and 4 dimensions. In the saddlepoint approximation these probes are computed in AdS space in terms of invariant geometric objects -- geodesics, minimal surfaces and minimal volumes. Our calculations for two dimensional field theories are analytical. In our strongly coupled setting, all probes in all dimensions share certain universal features in their thermalization: (1) a slight delay in the onset of thermalization, (2) an apparent non-analyticity at the endpoint of thermalization, (3) top-down thermalization where the UV thermalizes first. For homogeneous initial conditions the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest, and sets a time scale for equilibration that saturates a causality bound over the range of scales studied. The growth rate of entanglement entropy density is nearly volume-independent for small volumes, but slows for larger volumes.

KW - entropy : entanglement

KW - surface : minimal

KW - duality

M3 - Meeting abstract (Book)

BT - Quark Matter Conference in 2011 at Annecy, France

ER -

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