Hydrodynamics of relativistic plasmas received, within the last 10 years, a lot of attention. The reason for it, on one hand, is the quest for theoretical understanding of the quark-gluon plasma created in heavy ion collisions and, on the other, advances in holographic duality and black hole physics in anti-de Sitter spacetimes. I will describe recent progress in answering foundational issues in hydrodynamics of strongly coupled systems, i.e. questions about its applicability and the character of hydrodynamic gradient expansion, that was achieved with the use of numerical techniques in anti-de Sitter spacetimes in the strong gravity regime.


Talk Number PIRSA:13100064
Speaker Profile Michal Heller
Collection Strong Gravity