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High Energy Physics Seminars
| High Energy
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Physics Building, Room 204
[Host: Diana Vaman]
"The Jarzynski Identity and the AdS/CFT Duality"
I will discuss a remarkable analogy between the Jarzynski identity
from non-equilibrium statistical physics and the AdS/CFT duality. I will apply
the logic that leads to the Jarzynski identity to renormalization group (RG)
flows of quantum field theories and then argue for the natural connection with
the AdS/CFT duality formula. This application can be in principle checked in
Monte Carlo simulations of RG flows. Given the existing generalizations of the
Jarzynski identity in non-equilibrium statistical physics, and the analogy
between the Jarzynski identity and the AdS/CFT duality, we are led to suggest
natural but novel generalizations of the AdS/CFT dictionary. The talk is based
on arXiv:1007.3970 (with Michel
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