Nov 22 – 24, 2021
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Black brane evaporation through D-brane bubble nucleation

Nov 24, 2021, 9:15 AM
room 4204 (Nordita, Stockholm)

room 4204

Nordita, Stockholm

Short talk


Oscar Henriksson (University of Helsinki)


Gravitational solutions describing black branes in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes, holographically dual to field theory states at finite temperature and density, can exhibit an instability due to brane nucleation. This allows the black brane to evaporate by emitting D-branes. Working in the setting of D3-branes on the conifold, we construct static Euclidean solutions describing this nucleation to leading order, i.e. D3-branes bubbling off the horizon. Furthermore, we analyze the late-time dynamics of such a D3-brane bubble as it expands and find a steady-state solution including the wall profile and its speed.

Primary author

Oscar Henriksson (University of Helsinki)

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