Theoretical High Energy Seminar

Jan de Boer (U. of Amsterdam)

Holography, entanglement and thermalization


After reviewing some properties of entanglement entropy and how one computes it in the AdS/CFT correspondence, it will be used as a non-local probe of a thermalization process. Evidence will be given that in strongly coupled plasmas, and perhaps also in heavy ion collisions, thermalization proceeds top-down and not bottom-up as is often assumed.


Date: Thursday, 9/6/11

Time: 14:15

Place: Auditorium M, Blegdamsvej 17, 2100, Copenhagen