Yoshida, Katsuhiko Hirenzaki, Satoru Shiraishi, Kiyoshi

We solve the Euclidean Einstein equations with non-Abelian gauge fields of sufficiently large symmetry in various dimensions. In higher-dimensional spaces, we find the solutions which are similar to so-called scalar wormholes. In four-dimensional space-time, we find singular wormhole solutions with infinite Euclidean action. Wormhole solutions in t...

Shiraishi, Kiyoshi Maki, Takuya

The quantum stress tensor near a three-dimensional black hole is studied for a conformally coupled scalar field. The back reaction to the metric is also investigated.

Shiraishi, Kiyoshi Hirenzaki, Satoru

The vacuum energy is calculated for Yang-Mills (YM) system defined in $D$ dimensional space-time of $S^1\times R^d$ ($D=d+1$), where the possibility of the YM fields to acquire the vacuum expectation values on $S^1$ is taken into account. The vacuum energy has already been obtained to the order of one-loop in many people. Here we calculate the vacu...

Mermin, N. David

Although skeptical of the prohibitive power of no-hidden-variables theorems, John Bell was himself responsible for the two most important ones. I describe some recent versions of the lesser known of the two (familar to experts as the "Kochen-Specker theorem") which have transparently simple proofs. One of the new versions can be converted without a...

Samokhvalov, S. E. Vanyashin, V. S.

The infinite group of deformed diffeomorphisms of the spacetime continuum is put into the basis of the gauge theory of gravity. This gives rise to some new ways for unification of gravity with other gauge interactions.

Maki, Takuya Shiraishi, Kiyoshi

Several types of static solutions to Einstein's equations coupled with antisymmetric tensor fields are found in $(2+N+1)$-dimensional spacetime. The solutions describe a product of a three-dimensional radially symmetric spacetime and an internal maximally symmetric manifold. The scale of the internal space may depend on the radial distance from the...

Shiraishi, Kiyoshi

We investigate the effect of finite fermion density on symmetry breaking by Wilson loops in $(1+1)$ dimensions. We find the breaking and restoration of symmetry at finite density in the models with $SU(2)$ and $SU(3)$ gauge symmetries, in the presence of the adjoint fermions. The transition can occur at a finite density of fermions, regardless of t...

Wetterich, C.

We discuss the cosmological constant problem in the light of dilatation symmetry and its possible anomaly. For dilatation symmetric quantum theories realistic asymptotic cosmology is obtained provided the effective potential has a non-trivial minimum. For theories with dilatation anomaly one needs as a non-trivial "cosmon condition" that the energy...

Wetterich, Christof

We derive a new exact evolution equation for the scale dependence of an effective action. The corresponding equation for the effective potential permits a useful truncation. This allows one to deal with the infrared problems of theories with massless modes in less than four dimensions which are relevant for the high temperature phase transition in ...

Kichenassamy, Satyanad Rendall, Alan D.

We use Fuchsian Reduction to construct singular solutions of Einstein's equations which belong to the class of Gowdy spacetimes. The solutions have the maximum number of arbitrary functions. Special cases correspond to polarized, or other known solutions. The method provides precise asymptotics at the singularity, which is Kasner-like. All of these...