04.11.2015 (Wednesday)

Thermalization in 2d CFTs revisited

Triangular Seminar Jan de Boer (Amsterdam U.)

15:00 IC
room LT1

While a lot of work has been done on understanding thermalization in 2d CFTs, several confusing aspects remain, in particular regarding integrable aspects of 2d CFTs. In this talk I will try to summarize some of these confusions and how these connect to AdS/CFT and black hole formation. There appears to be a significant difference between thermalization in low c CFTs versus thermalization in large c CFTs with gravitational duals.