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Fluid-Gravity Duality at a Cutoff Surface

Presented by: 
C Keeler Harvard University
Date: 
Thursday 1st March 2012 - 14:00 to 15:00
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
We show by explicit construction that for every solution of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation in $p+1$ dimensions, there is a uniquely associated "dual" solution of the vacuum Einstein equations in $p+2$ dimensions. We consider both a "near-horizon" limit in which $\Sigma_c$ becomes highly accelerated, and a long-wavelength hydrodynamic limit. We show that the near-horizon expansion in gravity is mathematically equivalent to the hydrodynamic expansion in fluid dynamics, and the Einstein equation reduces to the incompressible Navier-Stokes equation.
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