Bubble dynamics from holography

David Julián Mateos Solé (Universitat de Barcelona)

Cosmological phase transitions proceed via the nucleation of bubbles that subsequently expand and collide. The resulting gravitational wave spectrum depends crucially on the bubble wall velocity. Microscopic calculations of this velocity are challenging even in weakly coupled theories. I will show how to use holography to compute the wall velocity from first principles in strongly coupled, non-Abelian, four-dimensional gauge theories. No previous knowledge of holography or string theory required.

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