Di-jet conical correlations associated with heavy quark jets in anti-de sitter space/conformal field theory correspondence

Jorge Noronha, Miklos Gyulassy, Giorgio Torrieri

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Abstract

We show that far zone Mach and diffusion wake "holograms" produced by supersonic strings in anti-de Sitter space/conformal field theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence do not lead to observable conical angular correlations in the strict Nc→ supergravity limit if Cooper-Frye hadronization is assumed. However, a special nonequilibrium "neck" zone near the jet is shown to produce an apparent sonic boom azimuthal angle distribution that is roughly independent of the heavy quark's velocity. Our results indicate that a measurement of the dependence of the away-side correlations on the velocity of associated identified heavy quark jets at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and CERN-LHC will provide a direct test of the nonperturbative dynamics involved in the coupling between jets and the strongly coupled quark-gluon plasma implied by AdS/CFT correspondence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102301
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume102
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 9 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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