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Heating up Galilean holography.

Herzog, Christopher P. and Rangamani, Mukund and Ross, Simon F. (2008) 'Heating up Galilean holography.', Journal of high energy physics., 2008 (11). 080.


We embed a holographic description of a quantum field theory with Galilean conformal invariance in string theory. The key observation is that such field theories may be realized as conventional superconformal field theories with a known string theory embedding, twisted by the R-symmetry in a light-like direction. Using the Null Melvin Twist, we construct the appropriate dual geometry and its non-extremal generalization. From the nonzero temperature solution we determine the equation of state. We also discuss the hydrodynamic regime of these non-relativistic plasmas and show that the shear viscosity to entropy density ratio takes the universal value η/s = 1/4π typical of strongly interacting field theories with gravity duals.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:AdS-CFT and dS-CFT correspondence, Black holes in string theory.
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Publisher statement:© IOP Publishing 2008
Record Created:07 Sep 2012 10:20
Last Modified:11 Sep 2012 09:38

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