A search for magnetic monopoles using five years of data recorded with the ANTARES neutrino telescope from January 2008 to December 2012 with a total live time of 1121 days is presented. The analysis is carried out in the range β > 0.6 of magnetic monopole velocities using a strategy based on run-by-run Monte Carlo simulations. No signal above the background expectation from ...

We extend a well-known D-brane construction of the AdS/dCFT correspondence to non-abelian defects. We focus on the bulk side of the correspondence and show that there exists a regime of parameters in which the low-energy description consists of two approximately decoupled sectors. The two sectors are gravity in the ambient spacetime, and a six-dimensional supersymmetric Yang-Mills ...

In BV formalism we can consider a Lagrangian submanifold as a gauge condition. Starting with the BV action functional we construct a closed form on the space of Lagrangian submanifolds. If the action functional is invariant with respect to some group H and Λ is an H-invariant family of Lagrangian submanifold then under certain conditions we construct a form on Λ that descends to a ...

We present a framework that describes the energy distribution of subjets of radius r within a jet of radius R. We consider both an inclusive sample of subjets as well as subjets centered around a predetermined axis, from which the jet shape can be obtained. For r ≪ R we factorize the physics at angular scales r and R to resum the logarithms of r/R. For central subjets, we consider ...

We study \( \mathcal{N}=2 \) Chern-Simons-matter theories with gauge group \( {U}_{k_1}(1)\times {U}_{k2}(1) \). We find that, when k 1 + k 2 = 0, the partition function computed by localization dramatically simplifies and collapses to a single term. We show that the same condition prevents the theory from having supersymmetric vortex configurations. The theories include ...

The (heterotic) double field theories and the exceptional field theories are manifestly duality covariant formulations, describing low-energy limit of various super-string and M-theory compactifications. These field theories are known to be reduced to the standard descriptions by introducing appropriately parameterized generalized metric and by applying suitably chosen section ...

We analyze intersecting surface defects inserted in interacting four-dimensional \( \mathcal{N}=2 \) supersymmetric quantum field theories. We employ the realization of a class of such systems as the infrared fixed points of renormalization group flows from larger theories, triggered by perturbed Seiberg-Witten monopole-like configurations, to compute their partition functions. ...

In this paper, we develop a rather general way to reduce integrands with polarization involved in the Cachazo-He-Yuan formulae, such as the reduced Pfaffian, its compactification and its squeezing, as well as the new object for F 3 amplitude. We prove that the reduced Pfaffian vanishes unless evaluated on a certain set of solutions. It leads us to build up the 4d CHY formulae using ...

The Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET) is a powerful framework for studying factorization of amplitudes and cross sections in QCD. While factorization at leading power has been well studied, much less is known at subleading powers in the λ ≪ 1 expansion. In SCET subleading soft and collinear corrections to a hard scattering process are described by power suppressed operators, ...

We apply point-particle effective field theory (PPEFT) to compute the leading shifts due to finite-sized source effects in the Coulomb bound energy levels of a relativistic spinless charged particle. This is the analogue for spinless electrons of calculating the contribution of the charge-radius of the source to these levels, and our calculation disagrees with standard calculations ...

We calculate the instanton partition function of the four-dimensional \( \mathcal{N}={2}^{\star } \) SU(N) gauge theory in the presence of a generic surface operator, using equivariant localization. By analyzing the constraints that arise from S-duality, we show that the effective twisted superpotential, which governs the infrared dynamics of the two-dimensional theory on the ...

We study the question of whether oscillations between non-relativistic neutrinos or between relativistic and non-relativistic neutrinos are possible. The issues of neutrino production and propagation coherence and their impact on the above question are discussed in detail. It is demonstrated that no neutrino oscillations can occur when neutrinos that are non-relativistic in the ...

Unitary, Lorentz-invariant quantum field theories in flat spacetime obey mi-crocausality: commutators vanish at spacelike separation. For interacting theories in more than two dimensions, we show that this implies that the averaged null energy, ∫ duT uu , must be non-negative. This non-local operator appears in the operator product expansion of local operators in the lightcone ...

We show that a recently conjectured form for perturbative supersymmetric partition functions on spheres of general dimension d is consistent with the flat space limit of 6-dimensional \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 super Yang-Mills. We also show that the partition functions for \( \mathcal{N} \) =18-and9-dimensionaltheoriesareconsistentwiththeirknownflatspacelimits.

We introduce a new duality for \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 supersymmetric gauged matrix models. This 0d duality is an order 4 symmetry, namely an equivalence between four different theories, hence we call it Quadrality. Our proposal is motivated by mirror symmetry, but is not restricted to theories with a D-brane realization and holds for general \( \mathcal{N} \) = 1 matrix models. We ...

We revisit the holographic dictionary for a free massless scalar in AdS3, focusing on the ‘singleton’ solutions for which the boundary profile is an arbitrary chiral function. We look for consistent boundary conditions which include this class of solutions. On one hand, we give a no-go argument that they cannot be interpreted within any boundary condition which preserves full ...

We embed a thermal dark matter (DM) candidate within the clockwork framework. This mechanism allows to stabilize the DM particle over cosmological time because it suppresses its decay into Standard Model (SM) particles. At the same time, pair annihilations are unsuppressed, so that the relic density is set by the usual freeze-out of the DM particle from the thermal bath. The slow ...

The production of beauty hadrons was measured via semi-leptonic decays at mid-rapidity with the ALICE detector at the LHC in the transverse momentum interval 1<p T < 8 GeV/c in minimum-bias p-Pb collisions at \( \sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}}=5.02 \) TeV and in 1.3 < p T < 8 GeV/c in the 20% most central Pb-Pb collisions at \( \sqrt{s_{\mathrm{NN}}}=2.76 \) TeV. The pp reference spectra at ...

We propose a Majorana fermion dark matter in the context of a simple gauge-Higgs Unification (GHU) scenario based on the gauge group SU(3)×U(1)′ in 5-dimensional Minkowski space with a compactification of the 5th dimension on S 1/Z 2 orbifold. The dark matter particle is identified with the lightest mode in SU(3) triplet fermions additionally introduced in the 5-dimensional bulk. ...

The LUX experiment has recently set very strong constraints on spin-independent interactions of WIMP with nuclei. These null results can be accommodated in NMSSM provided that the effective spin-independent coupling of the LSP to nucleons is suppressed. We investigate thermal relic abundance of singlino-higgsino LSP in these so-called spin-independent blind spots and derive current ...

We revisit the D0 bound state problems, of the M/IIA duality, with the Orientifolds. The cases of O4 and O8 have been studied recently, from the perspective of five-dimensional theories, while the case of O0 has been much neglected. The computation we perform for D0-O0 states boils down to the Witten indices for \( \mathcal{N}=16 \) O(m) and Sp(n) quantum mechanics, where we adapt ...

By combining the algebraic Bethe ansatz and the off-diagonal Bethe ansatz, we investigate the supersymmetric t − J model with generic open boundaries. The eigenvalues of the transfer matrix are given in terms of an inhomogeneous T − Q relation, and the corresponding eigenstates are expressed in terms of nested Bethe states which have welldefined homogeneous limit. This exact ...

We consider 5-dimensional gauged \( \mathcal{N}=1 \) supergravity coupled to Abelian vector multiplets, and we look for supersymmetric solutions for which the 4-dimensional Kähler base space admits a holomorphic isometry. Taking advantage of this isometry, we are able to find several supersymmetric solutions for the ST[2, n v + 1] special geometric model with arbitrarily many ...

We show how to treat the superconformal algebras with eight Poincaré super-charges in a unified manner for spacetime dimension 2 < d ≤ 6. This formalism is ideally suited for analyzing the quadratic Casimir operator of the superconformal algebra and its use in deriving superconformal blocks. We illustrate this by an explicit construction of the superconformal blocks, for any value ...

Effective supergravity inflationary models induced by anti-D3 brane interaction with the moduli fields in the bulk geometry have a geometric description. The Kähler function carries the complete geometric information on the theory. The non-vanishing bisectional curvature plays an important role in the construction. The new geometric formalism, with the nilpotent superfield ...