25-29 June 2018
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Excitation and saturation of the spinodal instability

26 Jun 2018, 18:00
Gamma (Barcelona)




Dr maximilian attems (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)


Ever since the discovery of the quark-Gluon plasma (QGP) the location of the critical point in the QCD phase diagram - the end point of the first-order transition between hadron matter and QGP - has been a main research goal for heavy-ion collisions experiments. We use the gauge/gravity duality to study as first a four-dimensional, strongly-coupled gauge theory with a first-order thermal phase transition. In the dual gauge theory the Gregory-Laflamme instability corresponds to the spinodal instability. We uncover the favored final phase separated state across phase mergers. This final inhomogeneous system is independent of the early unstable mode excitations.

Primary authors

Prof. David Mateos (University of Barcelona) Prof. Jorge Casalderrey Solana (University of Oxford) Dr Miguel Zilhao (CENTRA LISBON) Dr Yago Bea (University of Barcelona) Dr maximilian attems (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

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