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Heating up Galilean holography

Herzog, Christopher P.; Rangamani, Mukund; Ross, Simon F.


Christopher P. Herzog

Mukund Rangamani


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.


Herzog, C. P., Rangamani, M., & Ross, S. F. (2008). Heating up Galilean holography. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2008(11), Article 080.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 26, 2008
Deposit Date Nov 24, 2010
Publicly Available Date Sep 11, 2012
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2008
Issue 11
Article Number 080
Keywords AdS-CFT and dS-CFT correspondence, Black holes in string theory.


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