15-20 June 2014
Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne
America/Toronto timezone
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Mass and Thermodynamic Relations for Lifshitz Symmetric Black Holes

17 Jun 2014, 10:00
FA-054 (Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne)


Laurentian University / Université Laurentienne

Sudbury, Ontario
Oral (Student, In Competition) / Orale (Étudiant(e), inscrit à la compétition) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) (T1-3) Relativity and Gravitation - DTP / Relativité et gravitation - DPT


Wilson Brenna (University of Waterloo)


The definition of a meaningful thermodynamic mass (appearing in the first law and the Smarr relation, when a cosmological constant is taken into account) is a difficult concept in Lifshitz symmetric spacetimes, due in part to the boundary conditions that need to be satisfied. Knowing such a mass opens up opportunities for examining the critical behaviour of these black holes which is interesting in a gauge/gravity context. Here we discuss our attempts at formulating a mass for some exact Lifshitz symmetric black hole solutions.

Primary author

Wilson Brenna (University of Waterloo)


Dr Miok Park (Sogang University) Dr Robert Mann (University of Waterloo)

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