PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 336 - XIII Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum (Confinement2018) - D: Deconfinement
Understanding the dynamics of field theories far from equilibrium
K. Boguslavski
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Pre-published on: September 12, 2019
Published on: September 26, 2019
Abstract
In recent years, there have been important advances in understanding the far-from-equilibrium dynamics in different physical systems. In ultra-relativistic heavy-ion collisions, the combination of different methods led to the development of a weak-coupling description of the early-time dynamics. The numerical observation of a classical universal attractor played a crucial role for this. Such attractors, also known as non-thermal fixed points (NTFPs), have been now predicted for different scalar and gauge theories. An important universal NTFP emerges in scalar theories modeling ultra-cold atoms, inflation or dark matter, and its scaling properties have been recently observed in an ultra-cold atom experiment. In this proceeding, recent progress in selected topics of the far-from-equilibrium evolution in these systems will be discussed. A new method to extract the spectral function numerically is a particularly promising tool to better understand their microscopic properties.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.336.0136
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