Spontaneous generation of angular momentum in holographic theories

Hong Liu, Hirosi Ooguri, Bogdan Stoica, Nicolás Yunes

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The Schwarzschild black two-brane in four-dimensional anti-de Sitter space is dual to a finite temperature state in three-dimensional conformal field theory. We show that the solution acquires a nonzero angular momentum density when a gravitational Chern-Simons coupling is turned on in the bulk, even though the solution is not modified. A similar phenomenon is found for the Reissner-Nordström black two-brane with axionic coupling to the gauge field. We discuss interpretation of this phenomenon from the point of view of the boundary three-dimensional conformal field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number211601
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - May 17 2013
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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