The First Big Success: \(\eta /s\) and Hydrodynamics

  • Matteo BaggioliEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)


What is Hydrodynamics? It is just the effective field theory description of a system close to equilibrium, valid at sufficiently long times and sufficiently large distances [148]. Notice that, despite the misleading name, it can be applied to very generic systems, and not necessarily only to fluids [149]! Hydrodynamics is not the theory of fluids but it is much more general and it is simply the low energy effective description of a specific system.

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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentIFT Instituto de Fisica Teorica MadridMadridSpain

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