Henneaux, Marc Troessaert, Cédric

We derive the asymptotic symmetries of the manifestly duality invariant formulation of electromagnetism in Minkoswki space. We show that the action is invariant under two algebras of angle-dependent $u(1)$ transformations, one electric and the other magnetic. As in the standard electric formulation, Lorentz invariance requires the addition of addit...

Amadei, Lautaro Liu, Hongguang Perez, Alejandro

In approaches to quantum gravity, where smooth spacetime is an emergent approximation of a discrete Planckian fundamental structure, any effective smooth field theoretical description would miss part of the fundamental degrees of freedom and thus break unitarity. This is applicable also to trivial gravitational field (low energy) idealizations real...

Godet, Victor Marteau, Charles
Published in
Journal of High Energy Physics

We explore holographic entanglement entropy for Minkowski spacetime in three and four dimensions. Under some general assumptions on the putative holographic dual, the entanglement entropy associated to a special class of subregions can be computed using an analog of the Ryu-Takayanagi formula. We refine the existing prescription in three dimensions...

Partouche, Hervé de Vaulchier, Balthazar

When supersymmetry is spontaneously broken at tree level, the spectrum of the heterotic string compactified on orbifolds of tori contains an infinite number of potentially tachyonic modes. We show that this implies instabilities of Minkowski spacetime, when the scale of supersymmetry breaking is of the order of the string scale. We derive the phase...

Andriot, David Tsimpis, Dimitrios

We study gravitational waves propagating on a warped Minkowski space-time with D-4 compact extra dimensions. While Kaluza-Klein scales are typically too high for any current detection, we analyse how the warp factor changes the Kaluza-Klein spectrum of gravitational waves. To that end we provide a complete and explicit expression for the warp facto...

Chemtob, Marc

We examine the Kaluza-Klein theory for warped flux compactifications of type $II\ b $ string theory on a Minkowski spacetime $ M_4$ times a conic Calabi-Yau orientifold $X_6$. The region glued along the internal space directions to the bulk of $X_6$ is modeled by the warped undeformed conifold $\calc _6$. The resulting classical vacum solution of K...

Sanchez, Norma G.
Published in
Gravitation and Cosmology

Starting from quantum theory (instead of general relativity) to approach quantum gravity within a minimal setting allows us here to describe the quantum space-time structure and the quantum light cone. From the classical-quantum duality and quantum harmonic oscillator (X, P) variables in global phase space, we promote the space-time coordinates to ...

Steib, I. Nagy, S. Polonyi, J.

The functional renormalization group method is applied for a scalar theory in Minkowski space-time. It is argued that the appropriate choice of the subtraction point is more important in Minkowski than in Euclidean space-time. The parameters of the cutoff theory, defined by a subtraction point in the quasi-particle domain, are complex due to the ma...

Campoleoni, Andrea Ciambelli, Luca Marteau, Charles Petropoulos, P. Marios Siampos, Konstantinos

We describe the dynamics of two-dimensional relativistic and Carrollian fluids. These are mapped holographically to three-dimensional locally anti-de Sitter and locally Minkowski spacetimes, respectively. To this end, we use Eddington-Finkelstein coordinates, and grant general curved two-dimensional geometries as hosts for hydrodynamics. This requi...

Gibbons, G. W. Pope, C. N. Solodukhin, Sergey

We study a free scalar field $\phi$ in a fixed curved background spacetime subject to a higher derivative field equation of the form $F(\Box)\phi =0$, where $F$ is a polynomial of the form $F(\Box)= \prod_i (\Box-m_i^2)$ and all masses $m_i$ are distinct and real. Using an auxiliary field method to simplify the calculations, we obtain expressions f...