A holographic dual of hydrodynamics

Shin Nakamura, Sang Jin Sin

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We consider a gravity dual description of time dependent, strongly interacting large-Nc N = 4 SYM. We regard the gauge theory system as a fluid with shear viscosity. Our fluid is expanding in one direction following the Bjorken's picture that is relevant to RHIC experiments. We obtain the dual geometry at the late time that is consistent with dissipative hydrodynamics. We show that the integration constants that cannot be determined by hydrodynamics are given by looking at the horizon of the dual geometry. Relationship between time dependence of the energy density and bulk singularity is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number020
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2006 Sep 1


  • Gauge-gravity correspondence
  • Hadronic Colliders

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