Holographic studies of quasi-topological gravity

  • Robert C. Myers
  • Miguel F. Paulos
  • Aninda SinhaEmail author


Quasi-topological gravity is a new gravitational theory including curvaturecubed interactions and for which exact black hole solutions were constructed. In a holographic framework, classical quasi-topological gravity can be thought to be dual to the large N c limit of some non-supersymmetric but conformal gauge theory. We establish various elements of the AdS/CFT dictionary for this duality. This allows us to infer physical constraints on the couplings in the gravitational theory. Further we use holography to investigate hydrodynamic aspects of the dual gauge theory. In particular, we find that the minimum value of the shear-viscosity-to-entropy-density ratio for this model is η/s ≃ 0.4140/(4π).


Gauge-gravity correspondence AdS-CFT Correspondence Black Holes in String Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert C. Myers
    • 1
  • Miguel F. Paulos
    • 2
  • Aninda Sinha
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Perimeter Institute for Theoretical PhysicsWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical PhysicsCambridgeU.K.

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