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Using holography it is possible to write down the dissipative hydrodynamic behaviour of a boundary field theory which describes a non-conformal fluid. It is also possible to write down the evolution equations of the two-point correlators for the various field present within the cornerstone field theory in the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Event details of How non-equilibrium systems can be studied using the techniques of holography and effective actions
Date 17 April 2013
Time 12:00 -12:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

Studying out-of-equilibrium phenomena in this way might lead us to discover the process of , among other things, black hole formation/evaporation. Studying black holes had proved a vital ingredient in searching for a unifying theory of quantum mechanics and general relativity.

PhD candidate and supervisor/co-supervisor

Milena Smolic: Holography out of equilibrium

The supervisors are Kostas Skenderis and Marika Taylor.

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

The ceremony is open to the general public.