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The Fluid/Gravity Correspondence, Quantum Anomalies and a Generalized Entropy Current



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Abstract

The fluid/gravity correspondence relates hydrodynamic flows in D spacetime dimensions to black hole dynamics in D+1 dimensions. It is an extension of black hole thermodynamics, where charges are upgraded into local currents, and the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy - into a local entropy current. I will propose a definition for a generalized local current of Wald entropy relevant to higher-curvature gravity. As an example, I will consider 5d gravity with a U(1) gauge field and a gravitational Chern-Simons term. This corresponds to a charged fluid in 4d spacetime, whose charge current has a gravitational anomaly. I will discuss the effects of this anomaly on the generalized entropy curent and the flow equations.