The derivation and quasinormal mode spectrum of acoustic anti-de sitter black hole analogues

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dc.contributor.author Babb, James Patrick
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T21:19:44Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T21:19:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-03-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/4484
dc.description.abstract Dumb holes (also known as acoustic black holes) are fluid flows which include an "acoustic horizon:" a surface, analogous to a gravitational horizon, beyond which sound may pass but never classically return. Soundwaves in these flows will therefore experience "effective geometries" which are identical to black hole spacetimes up to a conformal factor. By adjusting the parameters of the fluid flow, it is possible to create an effective geometry which is conformal to the Anti-de Sitter black hole spacetime- a geometry which has recieved a great deal of attention in recent years due to its conjectured holographic duality to Conformal Field Theories. While we would not expect an acoustic analogue of the AdS-CFT correspondence to exist, this dumb hole provides a means, at least in principle, of experimentally testing the theoretical properties of the AdS spacetime. In particular, I have calculated the quasinormal mode spectrum of this acoustic geometry. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Quasinormal Modes en_US
dc.subject Wave Equations en_US
dc.subject Acoustic Black Holes en_US
dc.subject Acoustics en_US
dc.subject AdS-CFT en_US
dc.subject analogue gravity en_US
dc.subject Anti-de Sitter en_US
dc.subject Sound en_US
dc.subject String Theory en_US
dc.subject Fluid Mechanics en_US
dc.subject Frobenius Method en_US
dc.subject General Relativity en_US
dc.subject Hawking Radiation en_US
dc.subject Hill Determinant en_US
dc.subject Einstein field equations en_US
dc.subject curvature en_US
dc.subject Conformal Spacetimes en_US
dc.subject Black Hole en_US
dc.subject Perturbation Theory en_US
dc.title The derivation and quasinormal mode spectrum of acoustic anti-de sitter black hole analogues en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Kovtun, Pavel
dc.degree.department Dept. of Physics and Astronomy en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science M.Sc. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0986 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0753 en_US

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