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Title: Asymmetric shockwave collisions in AdS 5

Abstract

Collisions of asymmetric planar shocks in maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory are studied via their dual gravitational formulation in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetime. The post-collision hydrodynamic flow is found to be very well described by appropriate means of the results of symmetric shock collisions. This study extends, to asymmetric collisions, previous work of Chesler, Kilbertus, and van der Schee examining the special case of symmetric collisions. Given the universal description of hydrodynamic flow produced by asymmetric planar collisions one can model, quantitatively, non-planar, non-central collisions of highly Lorentz contracted projectiles without the need for computing, holographically, collisions of finite size projectiles with very large aspect ratios. This paper also contains a pedagogical description of the computational methods and software used to compute shockwave collisions using pseudo-spectral methods, supplementing the earlier overview of Chesler and Yaffe.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of Regensburg (Germany). Inst. for Theoretical Physics
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1596499
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: 2019; Journal Issue: 8]; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AdS-CFT Correspondence; Holography and quark-gluon plasmas; Quark- Gluon Plasma; Gauge-gravity correspondence

Citation Formats

Waeber, Sebastian, Rabenstein, Andreas, Schäfer, Andreas, and Yaffe, Laurence G. Asymmetric shockwave collisions in AdS5. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2019)005.
Waeber, Sebastian, Rabenstein, Andreas, Schäfer, Andreas, & Yaffe, Laurence G. Asymmetric shockwave collisions in AdS5. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2019)005.
Waeber, Sebastian, Rabenstein, Andreas, Schäfer, Andreas, and Yaffe, Laurence G. Thu . "Asymmetric shockwave collisions in AdS5". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP08(2019)005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1596499.
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title = {Asymmetric shockwave collisions in AdS5},
author = {Waeber, Sebastian and Rabenstein, Andreas and Schäfer, Andreas and Yaffe, Laurence G.},
abstractNote = {Collisions of asymmetric planar shocks in maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory are studied via their dual gravitational formulation in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetime. The post-collision hydrodynamic flow is found to be very well described by appropriate means of the results of symmetric shock collisions. This study extends, to asymmetric collisions, previous work of Chesler, Kilbertus, and van der Schee examining the special case of symmetric collisions. Given the universal description of hydrodynamic flow produced by asymmetric planar collisions one can model, quantitatively, non-planar, non-central collisions of highly Lorentz contracted projectiles without the need for computing, holographically, collisions of finite size projectiles with very large aspect ratios. This paper also contains a pedagogical description of the computational methods and software used to compute shockwave collisions using pseudo-spectral methods, supplementing the earlier overview of Chesler and Yaffe.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP08(2019)005},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = [8],
volume = [2019],
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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