Membrane paradigm and holographic hydrodynamics

Christopher Eling, Yasha Neiman, Yaron Oz

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We discuss recent work showing that in certain cases the membrane paradigm equations governing the dynamics of black hole horizons can be recast as relativistic conservation law equations. In the context of gauge/gravity dualities, these equations are interpreted as defining the viscous hydrodynamics of a holographically dual relativistic field theory. Using this approach, one can derive the viscous transport coefficients and the form of the entropy current for field theories dual to gravity plus matter fields.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012032
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011
EventSpanish Relativity Meeting: Gravity as a Crossroad in Physics, ERE 2010 - Granada, Spain
Duration: 6 Sep 201010 Sep 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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