Improved hydrodynamics from the AdS/CFT duality

M. Lublinsky, E. Shuryak

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We generalize (linearized) relativistic hydrodynamics by including all order gradient expansion of the energy-momentum tensor, parametrized by four momenta-dependent transport coefficients, one of which is the usual shear viscosity. We then apply the AdS/CFT duality for N=4 SUSY in order to compute the retarded correlators of the energy-momentum tensor. From these correlators we determine a large set of transport coefficients of third- and fourth-order hydrodynamics. We find that higher order terms have a tendency to reduce the effect of viscosity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number065026
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 24 Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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