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Membrane paradigm in Gauss-Bonnet gravity

ZHAO Tian-yi   

  1. Department of Physics, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
  • Received:2015-11-10 Online:2017-01-25 Published:2017-01-13


To an outside observer, a black hole’s event horizon behavesexactly like a dynamical fluid membrane. We extend this membrane paradigm to black holes in Gauss-Bonnet modified theories of gravity. We derive the stress tensor and various transport coefficients of the fluid and evaluate the transport coefficients for a static geometry. We reckon on what theories of gravity admit horizon with fluid properties.

Key words: gravity/fluid duality, black hole thermodynamics, Gauss-Bonnet gravity