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Finite momentum at string endpoints

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S Gubser Princeton University
Friday 20th September 2013 - 09:00 to 09:45
INI Seminar Room 1
Co-authors: Andrej Ficnar (Columbia University)

Classical string solutions exist with finite momentum at endpoints. I will explain the main features of finite endpoint momentum, including an extension of the Green-Schwarz action. Finite endpoint momentum is useful in the study of holographic energy loss by light quarks. I will show how simple analytic methods suffice to extract the main features of the relevant string motions, and I will present some preliminary phenomenological results.
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