Deformations of Lifshitz holography

Miranda C.N. Cheng, Sean A. Hartnoll, Cynthia A. Keeler

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The simplest gravity duals for quantum critical theories with z = 2 'Lifshitz' scale invariance admit a marginally relevant deformation. Generic black holes in the bulk describe the field theory with a dynamically generated momentum scale Λ as well as finite temperature T. We describe the thermodynamics of these black holes in the quantum critical regime where T ≫ Λ2. The deformation changes the asymptotics of the spacetime mildly and leads to intricate UV sensitivities of the theory which we control perturbatively in Λ2=T.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number62
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • AdS-CFT correspondence
  • Classical theories of gravity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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