Event DetailsEvent Dates: Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:30amSeminar Location: Duane Physics Room G126Speaker Name(s): Hans BantilanSpeaker Affiliation(s): University of Colorado Boulder Seminar Type/SubjectScientific Seminar Type: CTQM SeminarEvent Details & Abstract: The main purpose of this talk is to describe, in detail, how numerical relativity can contribute to our understanding of open questions in seeminly unrelated fields. I will focus on questions in heavy-ion physics, turbulence, thermalization, entanglement entropy, and quenched disorder. This is made possible by the advent of the AdS/CFT duality, which conjecture that certain quantum systems at strong coupling admit a description in terms of classical gravity. I will begin by motivating our effort in terms of the physical systems it is meant to clarify. I will then provide concrete examples by way of our group's most recent simulations of asymptotically AdS spacetimes in fully non-linear general relativity.