- Holographic renormalization for Lifshitz spacetimes
- Award date
- 4 July 2014
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam (ITFA)
This dissertation sets up a foundation for studying physical systems in the vicinity of a strongly-coupled UV fixed point with non-relativistic scaling via holography. The dual gravitational description is defined through imposing asymptotic boundary conditions that are consistent with Lifshitz-type scaling symmetry that treats time and space differently: t → bzt, x → bx. Special attention is given to the case in which the dynamical exponent is z = 2, i.e. when the system shows a quadratic dispersion. Such a system exhibits a Weyl-type anomaly in 3 spacetime dimensions, which is analyzed in detail.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
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