Uncovering the relationship between black holes and exotic materials
Black holes and certain exotic materials have an intriguing connection. Their low energy dynamics fall within the regime of effective field theories, but finding the boundaries of this regime is often hard. Gauge–gravity dualities establish a link between classical black holes and certain quantum theories that can rapidly become (quasi)hydrodynamic when perturbed. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the QuasiHydro project plans to use gauge–gravity dualities to investigate whether quasihydrodynamics can accurately describe nature (in particular, large values of the breaking parameter) and to elucidate the parameter ranges to which it is applicable.