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Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:181 | Cite as

Holographic Bjorken flow at large-D

  • Jorge Casalderrey-Solana
  • Christopher P. Herzog
  • Ben MeiringEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
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Abstract

We use gauge/gravity duality to study the dynamics of strongly coupled gauge theories undergoing boost invariant expansion in an arbitrary number of space-time dimensions (D). By keeping the scale of the late-time energy density fixed, we explore the infinite-D limit and study the first few corrections to this expansion. In agreement with other studies, we find that the large-D dynamics are controlled by hydrodynamics and we use our computation to constrain the leading large-D dependence of a certain combination of transport coefficients up to 6th order in gradients. Going beyond late time physics, we discuss how non-hydrodynamic modes appear in the large-D expansion in the form of a trans-series in D, identical to the non-perturbative contributions to the gradient expansion. We discuss the consequence of this trans-series in the non-convergence of the large-D expansion.

Keywords

Holography and quark-gluon plasmas Classical Theories of Gravity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departament de Física Quántica i Astrofísica and Institut de Ciències del Cosmos (ICC)Universitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Mathematics DepartmentKing’s College LondonLondonU.K.
  4. 4.C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics and AstronomyStony Brook UniversityStony BrookU.S.A.

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