From AdS/CFT correspondence to hydrodynamics

Giuseppe Policastro, Dam T Son, Andrei O Starinets
2002 Journal of High Energy Physics  
We compute the correlation functions of R-charge currents and components of the stress-energy tensor in the strongly coupled large-N finite-temperature N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory, following a recently formulated Minkowskian AdS/CFT prescription. We observe that in the long-distance, low-frequency limit, such correlators have the form dictated by hydrodynamics. We deduce from the calculations the R-charge diffusion constant and the shear viscosity. The value for the latter is in
more » ... latter is in agreement with an earlier calculation based on the Kubo formula and absorption by black branes.
doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2002/09/043 fatcat:twzlkpxql5b5desc6sv5mle7im