OKC/Nordita High-Energy Physics Theory seminar

Schwinger effect in confining gauge theories via holography

by Yoshiki Sato (Kyoto University)

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The Schwinger effect is known as a non-perturbative phenomenon in QED. The virtual electron-positron pairs can be created as real particles due to the presence of a strong electric field. Recently, Semenoff and Zarembo have proposed a setup to consider the Schwinger effect in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. In this seminar, I will talk the Schwinger effect in confining gauge theories from the viewpoint of quark-antiquark potential and the production rate. This talk is based on the collaboration with Kentaroh Yoshida and Daisuke Kawai (Kyoto U.), arXiv:1306.5512, 1309.4629, 1312.4341.