Date of Award
Ph.D. in Physics
Physics and Astronomy
Micah B. Milinovich
In this dissertation we study black-hole horizons in general relativity and in Gauss-Bonnet gravity. We generalize Wald's "black-hole entropy is the Noether charge" construction to the first-order formalism of these theories. Next we construct the "membrane paradigm" for black objects in Gauss-Bonnet gravity and demonstrate how the horizon can be viewed as a membrane with fluidlike properties. Holography is invoked to relate the transport coefficients obtained for the horizons in the membrane paradigm with the transport coefficients which describe the hydrodynamic limit of the boundary gauge theory.
Mohd, Arif, "Horizons, Holography And Hydrodynamics" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 769.