Description 
1 online resource (xviii, 425 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
Lecture notes in physics, 16166361 ; v. 828 

Lecture notes in physics ; 828. 00758450

Contents 
pt. 1. Introduction to the AdS/CFT correspondence  pt. 2. Holography and the AdS/CFT correspondence  pt. 3. Condensed matter and the AdS/CFT correspondence 
Summary 
The AdS/CFT correspondence is a powerful tool in studying strongly coupled phenomena in gauge field theories, using results from a weakly coupled gravity background studied in the realm of string theory. AdS/CFT was first successfully applied to the study of phenomena such as the quarkgluon plasma produced in heavy ions collisions. Soon it was realized that its applicability can be extended, in a more phenomenological approach, to condensed matter systems and to systems described by fluid dynamics. The set of tutorial reviews in this volume is intended as an introduction to and survey of the principle of the AdS/CFT correspondence in its field/string theoretic formulation, its applicability to holographic QCD and to heavy ions collisions, and to give a first account of processes in fluid dynamics and condensed matter physics, which can be studied with the use of this principle. Written by leading researchers in the field and cast into the form of a highlevel but approachable multiauthor textbook, this volume will be of benefit to all postgraduate students, and newcomers from neighboring disciplines wishing to find a comprehensive guide for their future research 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
English 

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Subject 
Field theory (Physics)  Congresses


Gauge fields (Physics)  Congresses


Quantum theory.


Nuclear physics.


Quantum Theory


Nuclear Physics


nuclear physics.


Physique.


Astronomie.


Field theory (Physics)


Gauge fields (Physics)

Genre/Form 
proceedings (reports)


Conference papers and proceedings


Conference papers and proceedings.


Actes de congrès.

Form 
Electronic book

Author 
Papantonopoulos, E. (Eleftherios)

ISBN 
9783642048647 

3642048641 
