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Title: Holography and off-center collisions of localized shock waves

Abstract

Using numerical holography, we study the collision, at non-zero impact parameter, of bounded, localized distributions of energy density chosen to mimic relativistic heavy ion collisions, in strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills 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 anti-de 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:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
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 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Quark-Gluon Plasma; Gauge-gravity correspondence; Classical Theories of Gravity

Citation Formats

Chesler, Paul M., and Yaffe, Laurence G. Holography and off-center 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 off-center collisions of localized shock waves. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP10(2015)070.
Chesler, Paul M., and Yaffe, Laurence G. Mon . "Holography and off-center collisions of localized shock waves". United States. doi: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 non-zero impact parameter, of bounded, localized distributions of energy density chosen to mimic relativistic heavy ion collisions, in strongly coupled N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills 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 anti-de 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.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP10(2015)070},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 10,
volume = 2015,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: The energy density T00 (top) and energy flux |T0i| (bottom), at four different times, in the plane y = 0. Streamlines in the lower plots denote the direction of energy flux. Note that the color scaling varies from plot to plot. At the initial time t = −2more » the shocks are at z = ±2. The non-zero impact parameter in the x-direction is apparent. The shocks move in the ±z direction at the speed of light and collide at t = z = 0. After the collision the remnants of the initial shocks, which remain close to the lightcone, z = ±t, are significantly attenuated in amplitude with the extracted energy deposited in the interior region. The development of transverse flow is apparent at positive times.« less

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