Carroll Gravity, BKL Dynamics and Holography

Gerben Oling (U of Edinburgh)

Apr 04. 2024, 10:00 — 10:30

While Carroll geometry has exciting applications in the context of flat space holography, we can also consider ultra-local Carroll limits in gravity itself. At first, this may seem like an esoteric thing to do, compared to for example the non-relativistic expansion of gravity. However, Carroll limits in GR turn out to give remarkable simplifications. In this talk, I will connect these limits to BKL limits of gravity, which similarly describe similarly solvable and rich dynamics in the vicinity of singularities. These limits have recently reappeared in the context of AdS/CFT, and I will reproduce some of those models from matter-coupled Carroll gravity. Finally, I will discuss some ongoing work on how Carroll limits of gravity can be used to go beyond existing near-singularity limits.

Based on work in progress with Juan Pedraza.

Further Information
ESI Schrödinger and Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Associated Event:
Carrollian Physics and Holography (Thematic Programme)
Andrea Campoleoni (U of Mons)
Pedro del Real Lavergne (U of Vienna)
Laura Donnay (SISSA, Trieste)
Adrien Fiorucci (TU Vienna)
Stefan Fredenhagen (U of Vienna)
Daniel Grumiller (TU Vienna)
Stefan Prohazka (U of Vienna)