Holography and offcenter collisions of localized shock waves
Abstract
Using numerical holography, we study the collision, at nonzero impact parameter, of bounded, localized distributions of energy density chosen to mimic relativistic heavy ion collisions, in strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric YangMills theory. Both longitudinal and transverse dynamics in the dual field theory are properly described. Using the gravitational description, we solve 5D Einstein equations with no dimensionality reducing symmetry restrictions to find the asymptotically antide Sitter spacetime geometry. Here, the implications of our results on the understanding of early stages of heavy ion collisions, including the development of transverse radial flow, are discussed.
 Authors:

 Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
 Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP); Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
 OSTI Identifier:
 1436116
 Grant/Contract Number:
 SC0011637
 Resource Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 10298479
 Publisher:
 Springer Berlin
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; QuarkGluon Plasma; Gaugegravity correspondence; Classical Theories of Gravity
Citation Formats
Chesler, Paul M., and Yaffe, Laurence G. Holography and offcenter collisions of localized shock waves. United States: N. p., 2015.
Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2015)070.
Chesler, Paul M., & Yaffe, Laurence G. Holography and offcenter collisions of localized shock waves. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP10(2015)070
Chesler, Paul M., and Yaffe, Laurence G. Mon .
"Holography and offcenter collisions of localized shock waves". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP10(2015)070. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1436116.
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abstractNote = {Using numerical holography, we study the collision, at nonzero impact parameter, of bounded, localized distributions of energy density chosen to mimic relativistic heavy ion collisions, in strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric YangMills theory. Both longitudinal and transverse dynamics in the dual field theory are properly described. Using the gravitational description, we solve 5D Einstein equations with no dimensionality reducing symmetry restrictions to find the asymptotically antide Sitter spacetime geometry. Here, the implications of our results on the understanding of early stages of heavy ion collisions, including the development of transverse radial flow, are discussed.},
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