The Holographic Fluid Dual to Vacuum Einstein Gravity



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Abstract

I'll discuss how to systematically construct a (d+2)-dimensional solution of the vacuum Einstein equations that is dual to a (d+1)-dimensional fluid satisfying the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations with specific higher-derivative corrections. The solution takes the form of a non-relativistic gradient expansion that is in direct correspondence with the hydrodynamic expansion of the dual fluid. The dual fluid has nevertheless an underlying description in terms of relativistic hydrodynamics, with the unusual property of having a vanishing equilibrium energy density. Using the gravitational results, as well as an interesting and exact constraint on its stress tensor, we identify the transport coefficients of the dual fluid. A simple Lagrangian model is sufficient to realise its key properties.