Conformal viscous hydrodynamics and finite temperature gauge/gravity duality
Wed, Jan. 14th 2009, 14:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
Relativistic second-order viscous hydrodynamics at finite temperature is discussed. Using the Weyl-covariant formalism theconstraints by confromal invariance are derived. The transport coefficients, e.g. shear viscosity etc., as a function of temperature are obtained from the strongly coupled N = 4 SUSY theory applying the AdS/CFT correspondence. Recent results from a comparison with RHIC experimental data are quoted.
Contact : mcirelli