# Ampere's Law and Energy Loss in AdS/CFT Duality

Authors
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Aug 09, 2006
Submission Date
Jun 05, 2006
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2007.01.074
arXiv ID: hep-ph/0606049
Source
arXiv
We note that the energy loss in ${\cal N}=4$ SYM measures directly the spatial string tension $\sigma_S=\pi\sqrt{\lambda}T^2/2$ which is at the origin of the area law for large spatial Wilson loops. We show that the latter reflects on the nonperturbative nature of Ampere's law in ${\cal N}=4$ SYM both in vacuum and at finite temperature.