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Holographic approaches to strongly-interacting systems

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In this thesis, we investigate some applications of the gauge/string duality to strongly-coupled quantum field theories. After a brief review of the duality and the main entries of the holographic dictionary, we explore the asymptotic nature of the gradient expansion for Bjorken flow using the fluid/gravity correspondence. We link the divergence of the series to the presence of non-perturbative quasi-normal modes and construct the hydrodynamic attractor, using Borel-Padé summation techniqu...

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Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
Department:
University of Oxford
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University of Southampton
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University of Oxford
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Gushterov-Totev, N
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RG130401
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Gushterov-Totev, N
Grant:
307955
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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