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The fluid manifesto: emergent symmetries, hydrodynamics, and black holes

Haehl, Felix M.; Loganayagam, R.; Rangamani, Mukund

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Felix M. Haehl

R. Loganayagam

Mukund Rangamani


We focus on the question of how relativistic fluid dynamics should be thought of as a Wilsonian effective field theory emerging from Schwinger-Keldysh path integrals. Taking the basic principles of Schwinger-Keldysh formalism seriously, we are led to a series of remarkable statements and conjectures, which we phrase in terms of a broad programme relating relativistic fluid dynamics and topological sigma models. Apart from the intrinsic interest for these ideas from the non-equilibrium field theory viewpoint, we also emphasize its relevance to various fundamental questions in black hole physics.


Haehl, F. M., Loganayagam, R., & Rangamani, M. (2016). The fluid manifesto: emergent symmetries, hydrodynamics, and black holes. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2016(1), Article 184.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 13, 2016
Online Publication Date Jan 29, 2016
Publication Date Jan 31, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 1, 2019
Publicly Available Date Apr 2, 2019
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2016
Issue 1
Article Number 184


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