Shooting string holography of jet quenching at RHIC and LHC

Andrej Ficnar, Steven S. Gubser, Miklos Gyulassy

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We derive a new formula for jet energy loss using finite endpoint momentum shooting strings initial conditions in SYM plasmas to overcome the difficulties of previous falling string holographic scenarios. We apply the new formula to compute the nuclear modification factor RAA and the elliptic flow parameter v2 of light hadrons at RHIC and LHC. We show furthermore that Gauss-Bonnet quadratic curvature corrections to the AdS5 geometry improve the agreement with the recent data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-471
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • AdS/CFT correspondence
  • Energy loss
  • Heavy ion collisions
  • Light quarks
  • Quark-gluon plasma


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