Holography for heavy-ions collisions and quantum quenches
I. "Holography for heavy-ions collisions". Our goal is to obtain phenomenologically reliable insights for the physics of the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) from the holography. To fit the experimental form of the dependence of the total multiplicity on energy, obtained at LHC, we have to deal with a special anisotropic holographic model. This anisotropy leads to a non-sharp character of confinement/deconfinement phase transition line in the (\mu,T)-plane and changes holographic estimations of thermalization time, jet quenching, direct photon production etc.
II."Holography for bilocal quantum quenches". We discuss a similarity between thermalization in the holographic (1+1)-dimensional CFT after simultaneous generation of two high-energy excitations in the antipodal points on the circle (bilocal quench) and QGP formation in heavy-ions collisions. The holographic picture of such quantum quench is the creation of BTZ black hole from a collision of two massless particles. We perform holographic computation of entanglement entropy and mutual information in the boundary theory and analyze their evolution with time.
 I. Ya. Aref'eva, "Holography for Heavy Ions Collisions at LHC and NICA", arXiv:1612.08928.
 I. Ya. Aref'eva, M. A. Khramtsov, M. D. Tikhanovskaya, "Thermalization after holographic bilocal quench", arXiv:1706.07390.