From Black Strings to Lifshitz Black Branes

  • Wissam Chemissany
  • Jelle Hartong
  • Bert Vercnocke
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 144)


We review the status of the construction of the asymptotically Lifshitz black brane solutions in Supergravity and String theory. We propose a general method to construct analytic z = 2 Lifshitz black brane solutions. The method is based on deforming 5-dimensional AdS black strings by an axion wave and reducing to 4-dimensions. We illustrate this method with examples.



W.C. wishes to thank the organizers for a stimulating and inspiring atmosphere. The work of J.H. was supported by the Danish National Research Foundation project Black holes and their role in quantum gravity. BV is supported by the ERC Starting Independent Researcher Grant 240210—String-QCD-BH.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wissam Chemissany
    • 1
  • Jelle Hartong
    • 2
  • Bert Vercnocke
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.The Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen ØDenmark
  3. 3.Institut de Physique ThéoriqueCEA SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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