### AdS/CFT duality and hard processes

Up to now, the AdS/CFT duality has been used to model thermal transport processes in a strongly coupled gauge plasma (see the Review in this VJ). It was unclear what theories with an AdS/CFT dual predict for *hard* processes, for which QCD permits rigorous calculations. In several recent articles,

- Deep inelastic scattering at strong coupling from gauge/string duality: the saturation line
- Deep inelastic scattering off a N=4 SYM plasma at strong coupling
- Jet evolution in the N=4 SYM plasma at strong coupling

Hatta *et al.* have shown how such processes can be explored in strongly coupled super-Yang Mills theories with a gravity dual. (more…)