Hidden Schrödinger symmetry in FLRW and Bianchi I minisuperspace models of cosmology and black holes Schwarzschild dynamics

Piani, Goffredo (2022) Hidden Schrödinger symmetry in FLRW and Bianchi I minisuperspace models of cosmology and black holes Schwarzschild dynamics. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Physics [LM-DM270]
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A broad sector of literature focuses on the relationship between fluid dynamics and gravitational systems. This thesis presents results that suggest the existence of a new kind of fluid/gravity duality not based on the holographic principle. The goal is to provide tools that allow us to systematically unearth hidden symmetries for reduced models of cosmology. The focus is on the field space of these models, i.e. the superspace. In fact, conformal isometries of the supermetric leave geodesics in the field space unaltered; this leads to symmetries of the models. An innovative aspect is the use of the Eisenhart-Duval’s lift. Using this method, systems constrained by a potential can be treated as free ones. Moreover, charges explicitly dependent on time, i.e. dynamical, can be found. A detailed analysis is carried out on three basic models of homogenous cosmology: i) flat Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker’s isotropic universe filled with a massless scalar field; ii) Schwarzschild’s black hole mechanics and its extension to vacuum (A)dS gravity; iii) Bianchi’s anisotropic type I universe with a massless scalar field. The results show the presence of a hidden Schrödinger’s symmetry which, being intrinsic to both Navier-Stokes’ and Schrödinger’s equations, indicates a correspondence between cosmology and hydrodynamics. Furthermore, the central extension of this algebra explicitly relates two concepts. The first is the number of particles coming from the fluid picture; while the second is the ratio between the IR and UV cutoffs that weighs how much a theory has of “classical” over “quantum”. This suggests a spacetime that emerges from an underlying world which is described by quantum building blocks. These quanta statistically conspire to appear as gravitational phenomena from a macroscopic point of view.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Piani, Goffredo
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Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
fluid/gravity duality,hydrodynamics,Eisenhart-Duval lift,Schrödinger symmetry,spacetime emergence,quantum gravity,quantum cosmology
Data di discussione della Tesi
23 Settembre 2022

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