1. Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "On holographic thermalization and gravitational collapse of scalar fields"

    Presented by Bin Wu, iPhT Saclay

    Friday, April 19, 2013, 2 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    In this talk, I will discuss the thermalization of a strongly coupled system via AdS/CFT. Two non-equilibrium initial states are studied, which are created respectively by switching on a marginal or relevant perturbation in the CFT vacuum. The thermalization on the CFT side corresponds to the black hole formation process from the gravitational collapse of a massless or tachyonic scalar field in the Poincare patch of AdS_5. In all the cases our results show that the system thermalizes in a typical time 1/T with T being the thermal equilibrium temperature.