Tomasiello, Alessandro Zaffaroni, Alberto

We find a new class of N=2 massive IIA solutions whose internal spaces are S^2 fibrations over S^2 x S^2. These solutions appear naturally as massive deformations of the type IIA reduction of Sasaki-Einstein manifolds in M-theory, including Q^{1,1,1} and Y^{p,k}, and play a role in the AdS4/CFT3 correspondence. We use this example to initiate a sys...

Hinterbichler, Kurt Trodden, Mark Wesley, Daniel

In the decoupling limit, the DGP model reduces to the theory of a scalar field pi, with interactions including a specific cubic self-interaction - the galileon term. This term, and its quartic and quintic generalizations, can be thought of as arising from a probe 3-brane in a 5-dimensional bulk with Lovelock terms on the brane and in the bulk. We s...

Fino, Anna Ugarte, Luis

We show that supersymmetric flux vacua with intermediate SU(2) structure is closely related to some special classes of half-flat structures. More concretely, solutions of the SUSY equations IIA possess a symplectic half-flat structure, whereas solutions of the SUSY equations IIB admit a half-flat structure which is in certain sense near to the bala...

Cai, Yi-Fu Saridakis, Emmanuel N.

We investigate thermal inflation in double-screen entropic cosmology. We find that its realization is general, resulting from the system evolution from non-equilibrium to equilibrium. Furthermore, going beyond the background evolution, we study the primordial curvature perturbations arising from the universe interior, as well as from the thermal fl...

Kazama, Yoichi Yokoi, Naoto

In this article we present a comprehensive account of the operator formulation of the Green-Schwarz superstring in the semi-light-cone (SLC) gauge, where the worldsheet conformal invariance is preserved. Starting from the basic action, we systematically study the symmetry structure of the theory in the SLC gauge both in the Lagrangian and the phase...

Kimura, Masashi Nakao, Ken-ichi Tagoshi, Hideyuki

Recently, Banados, Silk and West (BSW) showed that the total energy of two colliding test particles has no upper limit in their center of mass frame in the neighborhood of an extreme Kerr black hole, even if these particles were at rest at infinity in the infinite past. We call this mechanism the BSW mechanism or BSW process. The large energy of su...

Bellorín, Jorge Restuccia, Alvaro

We perform the Hamiltonian analysis for a nonprojectable Horava model whose potential is composed of R and R^2 terms. We show that Dirac's algorithm for the preservation of the constraints can be done in a closed way, hence the algebra of constraints for this model is consistent. The model has an extra, odd, scalar mode whose decoupling limit can b...

Fischer, Christian S. Goecke, Tobias Williams, Richard

We present first results for the hadronic light-by-light scattering contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon a_{\mu} in the framework of Dyson-Schwinger and Bethe-Salpeter equations. We determine the quark loop and pseudoscalar ({\pi}^0, {\eta}, {\eta}') meson exchange diagram using a phenomenological model for the combined strengt...

Archer, Paul R. Huber, Stephan J.

In order to investigate the phenomenological implications of warped spaces in more than five dimensions, we consider a $4+1+\delta$ dimensional extension to the Randall and Sundrum model in which the space is warped with respect to a single direction by the presence of an anisotropic bulk cosmological constant. The Einstein equations are solved, gi...

Stieberger, S.

We consider the scattering amplitudes of five and six gravitons at tree-level in superstring theory. Their power series expansions in the Regge slope alpha' are analyzed through the order alpha'^8 showing some interesting constraints on higher order gravitational couplings in the effective superstring action like the absence of R^5 terms. Furthermo...