Holographic 3-Point Functions and Their Applications

When: Monday, June 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Where: DA 114
Speaker: Dr. Chaolun Wu
Organization: Department of Physics, University of Virginia
Sponsor: Physics Seminar

I will first briefly review basic concepts of AdS/CFT correspondence (holography) as an effective tool to study strongly coupled field theories, both at zero temperature and at finite temperature. Then I will introduce a  complete holographic prescription we built for calculating real-time n-point functions in finite-temperature field theories. I will concentrate on 3-point functions, the simplest higher n-point functions that were less well-studied in the literature than 2-point functions. As an example, I will show how to compute 3-point functions of energy-stress tensor and R-current for N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory and their applications on many aspects of quark-gluon plasmas, such as 2nd order hydrodynamics and jet quenching.