Abstract Within a holographic framework we construct supersymmetric Q-lattice (‘Susy Q’) solutions that describe RG flows driven by supersymmetric and spatially modulated deformations of the dual CFTs. We focus on a specific D = 4 supergravity model which arises as a consistent KK truncation of D = 11 supergravity on the seven sphere that preserves SO(4) × SO(4) symmetry. The...

Abstract It has been shown that in larger than four space-time dimensions, soft factors that relate the amplitudes with a soft photon or graviton to amplitudes without the soft particle also determine the low frequency radiative part of the electromagnetic and gravitational fields during classical scattering. In four dimensions the S-matrix becomes infrared divergent making the...

Abstract The holographic relation between quantum correlations and connectivity of spacetime is explored for single R-charged AdS5 black holes and their half-BPS limits (superstars). In a two boundary set-up, the wormhole between both universes reduces to a designable and computable quantum mechanical correlation between the dual microscopic degrees of freedom in the BPS limit...

Abstract Inspired by the Contino-Pomarol-Rattazzi mechanism we explore scenarios with a very light (1 keV to 10 GeV) radion which could be associated with the suppression of the electroweak contribution to vacuum energy. We construct explicit, realistic models that realize this mechanism and explore the phenomenological constraints on this class of models. Compared with axion...

Abstract We propose a non-perturbative definition for refined topological strings. This can be used to compute the partition function of superconformal theories in 5 dimensions on squashed S5 and the superconformal index of a large number of 6 dimensional (2, 0) and (1, 0) theories, including that of N coincident M5 branes. The result can be expressed as an integral over the...

Abstract The LHCb Collaboration has recently reported evidence for the rare hyperon decay Σ+ → pμ+μ− that is consistent with the standard model expectation. Motivated by this new result we revisit the calculation of this mode including both long and short distance contributions. In the standard model this mode is completely dominated by long distance physics and thus subject to...

Abstract We compute the four-point function of scalar operators in CFTs with weakly broken higher spin symmetry at arbitrary ’t Hooft coupling. We use the known three-point functions in these theories, the Lorentzian OPE inversion formula and crossing to fix the result up to the addition of three functions of the cross ratios. These are given by contact Witten diagrams in AdS and...

Abstract We evaluate the entanglement entropy of a single connected region in excited states of one-dimensional massive free theories with finite numbers of particles, in the limit of large volume and region length. For this purpose, we use finite-volume form factor expansions of branch-point twist field two-point functions. We find that the additive contribution to the...

Abstract We have constructed a class of perturbative dynamical black hole solutions in presence of cosmological constant. We have done our calculation in large number of dimensions. The inverse power of dimension has been used as the perturbation parameter and our calculation is valid upto the first subleading order. The solutions are in one to one correspondence with a dynamical...

Abstract We discuss a scenario that the dark matter in late time universe emerges as part of the holographic stress-energy tensor on the hypersurface in higher dimensional flat spacetime. Firstly we construct a toy model with a de Sitter hypersurface as the holographic screen in the flat bulk. After adding the baryonic matter on the screen, we assume that both of the dark matter...

Abstract We examine the circuit complexity of coherent states in a free scalar field theory, applying Nielsen’s geometric approach as in [1]. The complexity of the coherent states have the same UV divergences as the vacuum state complexity and so we consider the finite increase of the complexity of these states over the vacuum state. One observation is that generally, the optimal...

Abstract We study freeze-in dark matter production in models that rely on the Clock-work mechanism to suppress the dark matter couplings to the visible sector. We construct viable scalar and fermionic dark matter models within this “Clockwork FIMP” scenario, with several subtleties that need to be taken into account revealed in the model-building process. We also provide analytic...

Abstract At the LHC, top quarks can be produced singly with a sizeable rate via electroweak interactions. This process probes a limited set of top-quark electroweak couplings, i.e., the same entering the top-quark decay, yet at higher scales and with a different sensitivity. Requiring the production of a Z or H boson in association with single-top significantly extends the...

Abstract We consider scalegenesis, spontaneous scale symmetry breaking, by the scalar-bilinear condensation in SU(N) scalar gauge theory. In an effective field theory approach to the scalar-bilinear condensation at finite temperature, we include the Polyakov loop to take into account the confinement effect. The theory with N = 3, 4, 5 and 6 is investigated, and we find that in...

Abstract We present a model-independent bound on \( R\left(J/\psi \right)\equiv \mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\mathrm{\mathcal{R}}\left({B}_C^{+}\to J/\psi {\tau}^{+}{\nu}_{\tau}\right)/\mathrm{\mathcal{B}}\mathrm{\mathcal{R}}\left({B}_C^{+}\to J/\psi {\mu}^{+}{\nu}_{\mu}\right) \). This bound is constructed by constraining the form factors through a combination of dispersive relations...

Abstract We introduce soft drop isolation, a new photon isolation criterion inspired by jet substructure techniques. Soft drop isolation is collinear safe and is equivalent to Frixione isolation at leading non-trivial order in the small R limit. However, soft drop isolation has the interesting feature of being democratic, meaning that photons can be treated equivalently to...

Abstract An elegant unified web for amplitudes of various theories was given by Cachazo, He and Yuan in the CHY framework a few years ago. Recently, similar web has also been constructed by Cheung, Shen and Wen, which relies on a set of differential operators. In this note, by acting these differential operators on CHY-integrands systematically, we have established the relation...

Abstract A measurement of Z → τ +τ − production cross-section is presented using data, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2 fb−1, from pp collisions at \( \sqrt{s}=8 \) TeV collected by the LHCb experiment. The τ +τ − candidates are reconstructed in final states with the first tau lepton decaying leptonically, and the second decaying either leptonically or to one or...

Abstract We study the finite size effect of rigidly rotating and spinning folded strings in (AdS3 × S3)ϰ background. We calculate the leading order exponential corrections to the infinite size dispersion relation of the giant magnon, and single spike solutions. For the spinning folded strings we write the finite size effect in terms of the known Lambert W -function.

Abstract We derive a vertex operator based expression for the kinematic numerators of Yang-Mills amplitudes by applying the momentum kernel formalism to open string amplitudes. The expression involves an α′-weighted commutator induced by the monodromy relations between the colour ordered Yang-Mills amplitudes, which mirrors the α′ deformed colour structure observed in open string...

Abstract We consider the hydrodynamical model of topological Dirac semi-metal possessing two Dirac nodes separated in momentum space along a rotation axis. It has been argued that the system in question, except the chiral anomaly, is endowed with the other one ℤ2. In order to model such a system we introduce two U(1)-gauge fields. The presence of the additional ℤ2 anomaly leads...

Abstract We construct a Schwinger-Keldysh effective field theory for relativistic hydrodynamics for charged matter in a thermal background using a superspace formalism. Superspace allows us to efficiently impose the symmetries of the problem and to obtain a simple expression for the effective action. We show that the theory we obtain is compatible with the Kubo-Martin-Schwinger...

Abstract We investigate the question whether leptogenesis, as a mechanism for explaining the baryon asymmetry of the universe, can be tested at future colliders. Focusing on the minimal scenario of two right-handed neutrinos, we identify the allowed parameter space for successful leptogenesis in the heavy neutrino mass range between 5 and 50 GeV. Our calculation includes the...

Abstract We define Radon transform and its inverse on the two-dimensional anti-de Sitter space over local fields using a novel construction through a quadratic equation over the local field. We show that the holographic bulk reconstruction of quantum fields in this space can be formulated as the inverse Radon transform, generalizing the case over the reals, studied earlier.