Schwinger effect in confining gauge theories via holography
OKC/Nordita High-Energy Physics Theory seminar
Wednesday 12 March 2014
to 14:30 at
Yoshiki Sato (unusual day) (Kyoto University)
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.