Theoretical High Energy Seminar – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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Theoretical High Energy Seminar

David Mateos (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats)

Title: Two Universal String Predictions for Heavy Ion Collisions

Abstract: I will explain the connection between string theory and the quark-gluon plasma created in heavy ion collision experiments like RHIC and (in the near future) LHC. To illustrate the connection, I will describe two universal predictions that apply to any strongly coupled plasma with a string dual. I will discuss the circumstances under which they may also apply to the real-world quark-gluon plasma and under which they may be tested at RHIC and/or LHC.