Using string theory to study the quark-gluon plasma: progress and perils

Steven S. Gubser

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I outline some of the progress over the past few years in applying ideas from string theory to study the quark-gluon plasma, including the computation of the drag force on heavy quarks and estimates of total multiplicity from black hole formation. I also indicate some of the main perils of the string theory approach.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)657c-664c
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2009

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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