Kato, Mitsuhiro Nishii, Kanji Noumi, Toshifumi Takeuchi, Toshiaki Zhou, Siyi
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We study semiclassical spiky strings in de Sitter space and the corresponding Regge trajectories, generalizing the analysis in anti-de Sitter space. In particular we demonstrate that each Regge trajectory has a maximum spin due to de Sitter acceleration, similarly to the folded string studied earlier. While this property is useful for the spectrum ...

Fraiman, Bernardo Parra De Freitas, Héctor
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Journal of High Energy Physics

We use a moduli space exploration algorithm to produce a complete list of maximally enhanced gauge groups that are realized in the heterotic string in 7d, encompassing the usual Narain component, and five other components with rank reduction realized via nontrivial holonomy triples. Using lattice embedding techniques we find an explicit match with ...

Fraiman, Bernardo de Freitas, Héctor Parra

We derive a map relating the gauge symmetry groups of heterotic strings on $T^4$ to other components of the moduli space with rank reduction. This generalizes the results for $T^2$ and $T^3$ which mirror the singularity freezing mechanism of K3 surfaces in F and M-theory, respectively. The novel feature in six dimensions is that the map explicitly ...

Cribiori, Niccolò Parameswaran, Susha Tonioni, Flavio Wrase, Timm
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Journal of High Energy Physics

In this article we show that finite perturbative corrections in non-supersymmetric strings can be understood via an interplay between modular invariance and misaligned supersymmetry. While modular invariance is known to be crucial in closed-string models, its presence and role for open strings is more subtle. Nevertheless, we argue that it leads to...

Tsimpis, Dimitrios

In orbifold vacua containing an $S^q/\Gamma$ factor, we compute the relative order of scale separation, $r$, defined as the ratio of the eigenvalue of the lowest-lying $\Gamma$-invariant state of the scalar Laplacian on $S^q$, to the eigenvalue of the lowest-lying state. For $q=2$ and $\Gamma$ finite subgroup of $SO(3)$, or $q=5$ and $\Gamma$ finit...

Jejjala, V Peña, DKM Mishra, C

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Ricci flat metrics for Calabi-Yau threefolds are not known analytically. In this work, we employ techniques from machine learning to deduce numerical flat metrics for K3, the Fermat quintic, and the Dwork quintic. This investigation employs a simple, modular neural network architecture that is capable of approximating Ricci flat Kähler metr...

Afkhami-Jeddi, Nima Ashmore, Anthony Córdova, Clay
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Journal of High Energy Physics

Using numerical methods for finding Ricci-flat metrics, we explore the spectrum of local operators in two-dimensional conformal field theories defined by sigma models on Calabi-Yau targets at large volume. Focusing on the examples of K3 and the quintic, we show that the spectrum, averaged over a region in complex structure moduli space, possesses t...

Landgren, Filip
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Journal of High Energy Physics

Motivated by the lack of consensus on whether or not de Sitter (dS) lies in the Swampland, we use a recently developed braneworld construction and known Anti-de Sitter (AdS) vacua to compute an explicit effective dS cosmology in three dimensions. We consider a non-perturbative AdS4 vacuum decaying to another lower AdS4 vacuum via bubble-nucleation....

Faraggi, A. E. Nibbelink, S. Groot Heredia, M. Hurtado
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Journal of High Energy Physics

Resolutions of certain toroidal orbifolds, like T6/ℤ2× ℤ2, are far from unique, due to triangulation dependence of their resolved local singularities. This leads to an explosion of the number of topologically distinct smooth geometries associated to a single orbifold. By introducing a parameterisation to keep track of the triangulations used at all...

Bena, Iosif Brodie, Callum Graña, Mariana
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Journal of High Energy Physics

D7-brane moduli are stabilized by worldvolume fluxes, which contribute to the D3-brane tadpole. We calculate this contribution in the Type IIB limit of F-theory compactifications on Calabi-Yau four-folds with a weak Fano base, and are able to prove a no-go theorem for vast swathes of the landscape of compactifications. When the genus of the curve d...