Thermalization of Strongly Coupled Field Theories

Vijay Balasubramanian, Alice Bernamonti, Jan De Boer, Neil Barclay Copland, Ben Craps, Esko Keski-Vakkuri, Berndt Müller, Andreas Schäfer, Masaki Shigemori, Wieland Staessens

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Using the holographic mapping to a gravity dual, we calculate 2-point functions, Wilson loops, and entanglement entropy in strongly coupled field theories in d=2, 3, and 4 to probe the scale dependence of thermalization following a sudden injection of energy. For homogeneous initial conditions, the entanglement entropy thermalizes slowest and sets a time scale for equilibration that saturates a causality bound. The growth rate of entanglement entropy density is nearly volume-independent for small volumes but slows for larger volumes. In this setting, the UV thermalizes first.
Originele taal-2English
Aantal pagina's4
TijdschriftPhysical Review Letters
Nummer van het tijdschrift19
StatusPublished - 9 mei 2011


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