Theoretical Physics Wednesday Seminar: Matthias Wilhelm

  • Datum: –15.00
  • Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet Å4101
  • Föreläsare: Matthias Wilhelm
  • Kontaktperson: Vladimir Procházka
  • Seminarium

Thermodynamics of AdS5/CFT4: From Hagedorn to Lee-Yang

The AdS/CFT correspondence provides a rich setup to study the properties of gauge theories and the dual theories of gravity, in particular their thermodynamic properties. On RxS^3, the maximally supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory with gauge group U(N) exhibits a phase transition that resembles the confinement-deconfinement transition of QCD. For infinite N, this transition is characterized by Hagedorn behavior. We show how the corresponding Hagedorn temperature can be calculated at any value of the 't Hooft coupling via integrability. For large but finite N, we show how the Hagedorn behavior is replaced by Lee-Yang behavior.