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Exploring Thermal Transport via Gauge-Gravity Duality and Hydrodynamics

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We will discuss recent applications of gauge-gravity duality and hydrodynamics to strongly correlated systems far from equilibrium. In particular, we will argue that long-time energy transport in quantum critical systems occurs via a universal steady-state for any spatial dimensionality [1]. This is described by a Lorentz boosted thermal state. We determine the transport properties of this emergent steady state, including the average energy flow and its fluctuations.

[1] M. J. Bhaseen, Benjamin Doyon, Andrew Lucas, Koenraad Schalm, “Far from equilibrium energy flow in quantum critical systems”, arXiv:1311.3655

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