Seminar G. Compère

Speaker: 
G. Compère
Affiliation: 
Amsterdam University
Title: 
The Relativistic Fluid and the Translation anomaly of Vacuum Einstein gravity
Abstract: 

I will discuss two topics of classical GR without cosmological constant with a motivation in holography and AdS/CFT. I will first show that one regime of Einstein's equations is described by the equations of a specific relativistic fluid. Then, I will show that at spatial infinity, 4d asymptotically flat spacetimes possess a translation anomaly in the action, in the same way that AdS has a Weyl anomaly in odd dimensions.

Location: 
0511.0135
Date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:30 - 13:30