M.Sc Student | Shaverin Evgeny |
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Subject | Second Order Hydrodynamics via AdS/CFT |

Department | Department of Physics |

Supervisor | Professor Amos Yarom |

Full Thesis text |

The AdS/CFT correspondence relates hydrodynamics to black hole dynamics and thus can be used to calculate various hydrodynamic quantities, such as shear viscosity, entropy density and second order transport coefficients (which are otherwise difficult to compute at strong coupling).

It will be interesting to examine the behaviour of first and second order hydrodynamic quantities using the AdS/CFT correspondence. In particular, we will study the corrections to the second order transport coefficients of the dual gauge theory which are induced by Gauss-Bonnet corrections to the gravitational action.

We also examine a specific linear combination of the calculated transport coefficients, which vanishes in the absence of a Gauss-Bonnet term. We show that this linear combination does not vanish in the presence of full Gauss-Bonnet term in the dual gravitational action.