Hamada, Yuta Kiritsis, Elias Nitti, Francesco Witkowski, Lukas T.

We propose a brane-world setup based on gauge/gravity duality that permits the simultaneous realisation of self-tuning of the cosmological constant and a stabilisation of the electroweak hierarchy. The Standard Model dynamics including the Higgs sector is confined to a flat 4-dimensional brane, embedded in a 5-dimensional bulk whose dynamics is gov...

Angelantonj, Carlo Partouche, Hervé Pradisi, Gianfranco

The moduli space of toroidal type I vacua, which are consistent at the non-perturbative level, is composed of independent branches characterized by the number (0, 16 or 32) of rigid branes sitting on top of orientifold planes. This structure persists also when supersymmetry is spontaneously broken à la Scherk–Schwarz. We show that all the component...

Grain, Julien Vennin, Vincent

Canonical transformations are ubiquitous in Hamiltonian mechanics, since they not only describe the fundamental invariance of the theory under phase-space reparameterisations, but also generate the dynamics of the system. In the first part of this work we study the symplectic structure associated with linear canonical transformations. After reviewi...

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...

Anninos, Dionysios Denef, Frederik Monten, Ruben Sun, Zimo
Published in
Journal of High Energy Physics

We propose a complete microscopic definition of the Hilbert space of minimal higher spin de Sitter quantum gravity and its Hartle-Hawking vacuum state. The funda- mental degrees of freedom are 2N bosonic fields living on the future conformal boundary, where N is proportional to the de Sitter horizon entropy. The vacuum state is normalizable. The mo...

Samtleben, Henning Sarıoğlu, Özgür

We work out the consistent AdS$_3\times S^3$ truncations of the bosonic sectors of both the six-dimensional ${\cal N}=(1,1)$ and ${\cal N}=(2,0)$ supergravity theories. They result in inequivalent three-dimensional half-maximal ${\rm SO}(4)$ gauged supergravities describing 32 propagating bosonic degrees of freedom apart from the non-propagating su...

Bena, Iosif Dias, Óscar J.C. Hartnett, Gavin S. Niehoff, Benjamin E. Santos, Jorge E.
Published in
Journal of High Energy Physics

We construct the supergravity dual of the hot quark-gluon plasma in the mass-deformed N\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$ \mathcal{N} $$\end{document} = 4...

Dudal, D. Felix, C. P. Palhares, L. F. Rondeau, F. Vercauteren, D.
Published in
The European Physical Journal C

We revisit the effective action of the Gribov–Zwanziger theory, taking into due account the BRST symmetry and renormalization (group invariance) of the construction. We compute at one loop the effective potential, showing the emergence of BRST-invariant dimension 2 condensates stabilizing the vacuum. This paper sets the stage at zero temperature, a...

Elliott, Chris Yoo, Philsang
Published in
Communications in Mathematical Physics

We explain how the nilpotent singular support condition introduced into the geometric Langlands conjecture by Arinkin and Gaitsgory arises naturally from the point of view of 4-dimensional N=4\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \...

Frassek, Rouven Pestun, Vasily

In this paper we study a restricted family of holomorphic symplectic leaves in the Poisson-Lie group ${\rm GL}_r(\mathcal{K}_{\mathbb{P}^1_x})$ with rational quadratic Sklyanin brackets induced by a one-form with a single quadratic pole at $\infty \in \mathbb{P}_{1}$. The restriction of the family is that the matrix elements in the defining represe...