Fluid Hologram of a Black Hole

Event Date: 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640

Event Contact: 


Dr. Veronika Hubeny, Durham University (UK)



This talk gives an overview of the recently-formulated Fluid/Gravity correspondence, which was developed a few years ago in the context of the gauge/gravity duality.  Mathematically, it posits that Einstein's equations of general relativity (with negative cosmological constant) in d+1 dimensions capture the (generalised) Navier-Stokes' equations of fluid dynamics in d dimensions.  In particular, given an arbitrary fluid dynamical solution, we can systematically construct a corresponding black hole spacetime whose properties mimic that of the fluid flow. After reviewing the basic ingredients, I will talk about the construction and implications of this remarkable correspondence.