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Applications of AdS-CFT to problems in black hole physics and hydrodynamics


2009 2009

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Abstract (summary)

The work contained in this thesis is divided naturally into two parts. In the first part we present a systematic treatment of angular momentum charges in asymptotically AdS spacetimes. This treatment, motivated by AdS-CFT, explains the puzzle of charges generated by coordinate transformations in a manifestly diffeomorphism invariant theory. In the second part we explore a promising connection between the dynamics of dyonic black holes and 2+1 dimensional conformal fluids in the presence of a strong magnetic field. We explicitly demonstrate that long-wavelength perturbations of the dyonic black hole satisfy the equations of motion of a conformal fluid and derive the stress tensor, currents, and transport properties of this fluid.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Theoretical physics
Classification
0753: Theoretical physics
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences; AdS/CFT correspondence; Angular momentum; Black holes
Title
Applications of AdS-CFT to problems in black hole physics and hydrodynamics
Author
Hansen, James Michael
Number of pages
75
Publication year
2009
Degree date
2009
School code
0031
Source
DAI-B 70/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109537512
Advisor
Kraus, Per
University/institution
University of California, Los Angeles
University location
United States -- California
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3388175
ProQuest document ID
304855026
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304855026
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