CENTER FOR APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR

KREKOVA 2 SI-2000 MARIBOR SLOVENIA

Phone +(386) (2) 2355 350 and 2355 351 Fax +(386) (2) 2355 360

Robnik@uni-mb.si www.camtp.uni-mb.si

PROF.DR. MARKO ROBNIK, DIRECTOR

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

**Abstract**
Hydrodynamics is usually used to describe low-energy physics, such as the behaviour
of gases and fluids. The structure of hydrodynamics is, however, much more widely
applicable. It can be used in particle physics to describe, for example, the collec-
tive behaviour of quark-gluon plasmas, or in general relativity, to understand the
gravitational fluctuations near a black hole horizon. In my talk, I will present some
of these fascinating facets of hydrodynamics, with particular focus on high-energy
physics. I will first discuss its description in terms of effective field theory and then
move towards string theory. By introducing the AdS/CFT correspondence, I will
discuss the unique window onto strongly coupled hydrodynamics that string theory
has provided.

J. McGreevy, Holographic duality with a view toward many-body physics, Adv. High Energy Phys. 2010 (2010) 723105. [arXiv:0909.0518 [hep-th]].

**Seminarsko predavanje bo v petek 12. aprila 2013 ob 15:15 uri
v seminarski sobi CAMTP na Krekovi 2, pritličje desno.
Vljudno vabljeni vsi zainteresirani, tudi študentje.**

Prof.Dr. Marko Robnik

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