Skip to main content

The Gauge-String Duality and Heavy Ion Collisions

Author(s): Gubser, Steven S

To refer to this page use:
Abstract: I review at a non-technical level the use of the gauge-string duality to study aspects of heavy ion collisions, with special emphasis on the trailing string calculation of heavy quark energy loss. I include some brief speculations on how variants of the trailing string construction could provide a toy model of black hole formation and evaporation. This essay is an invited contribution to “Forty Years of String Theory” and is aimed at philosophers and historians of science as well as physicists.
Publication Date: Jan-2013
Electronic Publication Date: 30-Dec-2011
Citation: Gubser, Steven S. (2013). The Gauge-String Duality and Heavy Ion Collisions. FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS, 43 (140 - 155. doi:10.1007/s10701-011-9613-9
DOI: doi:10.1007/s10701-011-9613-9
ISSN: 0015-9018
Pages: 140 - 155
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICS
Version: Author's manuscript

Items in OAR@Princeton are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.