Higgsinos and Wino have strong motivations for being Dark Matter (DM) candidates in supersymmetry, but their annihilation cross sections are quite large. For thermal generation and a single component DM setup the higgsinos or wino may have masses of around 1 or 2-3 TeV respectively. For such DM candidates, a small amount of slepton coannihilation may decrease the effective DM ...

Conformal theory correlators are characterized by the spectrum and three-point functions of local operators. We present a formula which extracts this data as an analytic function of spin. In analogy with a classic formula due to Froissart and Gribov, it is sensitive only to an “imaginary part” which appears after analytic continuation to Lorentzian signature, and it converges ...

We find new universal factorization identities for generalized Macdonald polynomials on the topological locus. We prove the identities (which include all previously known forumlas of this kind) using factorization identities for matrix model averages, which are themselves consequences of Ding-Iohara-Miki constraints. Factorized expressions for generalized Macdonald polynomials are ...

For systems of unstable particles that mix with each other, an approximation of the fully momentum- dependent propagator matrix is presented in terms of a sum of simple Breit-Wigner propagators that are multiplied with finite on-shell wave function normalisation factors. The latter are evaluated at the complex poles of the propagators. The pole structure of general propagator ...

In this paper, we study the finite-temperature matrix quantum mechanics with chemical potential term linear in the single trace of U(N) matrices, via Monte Carlo simulation. In the bosonic case, we exhibit the existence of the Gross-Witten-Wadia (GWW) type third-order phase transition. We also extend our studies to the model with the fermionic degrees of freedom employing the ...

A search for new phenomena in final states characterized by high jet multiplicity, an isolated lepton (electron or muon) and either zero or at least three b-tagged jets is presented. The search uses 36.1 fb−1 of \( \sqrt{s}=13 \) TeV proton-proton collision data collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 and 2016. The dominant sources of background are ...

We present a formula for the information metric on ℝ × S d − 1 for a scalar primary operator of integral dimension \( \Delta\ \left(>\frac{d+1}{2}\right) \). This formula is checked for various space-time dimensions d and Δ in the field theory side. We check the formula in the gravity side using the holographic setup. We clarify the regularization and renormalization involved in ...

We investigate the possible collider signatures of a new Higgs in simple extensions of the Standard Model where baryon number is a local symmetry spontaneously broken at the low scale. We refer to this new Higgs as “Baryonic Higgs”. This Higgs has peculiar properties since it can decay into all Standard Model particles, the leptophobic gauge boson, and the vector-like quarks ...

Recently, a nilpotent real scalar superfield V was introduced in [1] as a model for the Goldstino. It contains only two independent component fields, the Goldstino and the auxiliary D-field. Here we first show that V can equivalently be realised as a constrained three-form superfield. We demonstrate that every irreducible Goldstino superfield (of which the Goldstino is the only ...

We propose an alternative evaluation of quantum entanglement by measuring the maximum violation of the Bell’s inequality without information of the reduced density matrix of a system. This proposal is demonstrated by bridging the maximum violation of the Bell’s inequality and a concurrence of a pure state in an n-qubit system, in which one subsystem only contains one qubit and the ...

We chart the breakdown of semiclassical gravity by analyzing the Virasoro conformal blocks to high numerical precision, focusing on the heavy-light limit correspond-ing to a light probe propagating in a BTZ black hole background. In the Lorentzian regime, we find empirically that the initial exponential time-dependence of the blocks transitions to a universal \( t-\frac{3}{2} \) ...

We analyze the collider sensitivity for new colored resonances in \( t\overline{t} \), \( b\overline{b} \), and jj final states. While searches in the single production channel are model-dependent, the pair production rate is model independent and the existing (J J )(J J ) and 4t searches impose strong constraints on the relevant branching fractions, where J = j or b. We point out ...

We explore similarities between the process of relaxation in the BMN matrix model and the physics of black holes in AdS/CFT. Focusing on Dyson-fluid solutions of the matrix model, we perform numerical simulations of the real time dynamics of the system. By quenching the equilibrium distribution we study quasi-normal oscillations of scalar single trace observables, we isolate the ...

When a charged particle encircles around an Alice string, it changes the sign of the electric charge. In this paper we find a BPS-saturated Alice string in U(1)×SO(3) gauge theory with charged complex scalar fields belonging to the vector representation. After performing BPS completion we solve the BPS equations numerically. We further embed the Alice string into an \( \mathcal{N} ...

We study duality twisted reductions of the Double Field Theory (DFT) of the RR sector of massless Type II theory, with twists belonging to the duality group Spin+(10, 10). We determine the action and the gauge algebra of the resulting theory and determine the conditions for consistency. In doing this, we work with the DFT action constructed by Hohm, Kwak and Zwiebach, which we ...

Minimal Composite Higgs Models (MCHM) have long provided a solution to the hierarchy problem of the Standard Model, yet suffer from various sources of fine tuning that are becoming increasingly problematic with the lack of new physics observations at the LHC. We develop a new fine tuning measure that accurately counts each contribution to fine tuning (single, double, triple, etc) ...

The MHV action is the Yang-Mills action quantized on the light-front, where the two explicit physical gluonic degrees of freedom have been canonically transformed to a new set of fields. This transformation leads to the action with vertices being off-shell continuations of the MHV amplitudes. We show that the solution to the field transformation expressing one of the new fields in ...

I propose a quantum gravity model in which geometric space emerges from random bits in a quantum phase transition driven by the combinatorial Ollivier-Ricci curvature and corresponding to the condensation of short cycles in random graphs. This quantum critical point defines quantum gravity non-perturbatively. In the ordered geometric phase at large distances the action reduces to ...

A search is presented for massive spin-1 Z′ resonances decaying to a top quark and a heavy vector-like top quark partner T. The search is based on a 2.6 fb−1 sample of proton-proton collisions at 13 TeV collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. The analysis is optimized for final states in which the T quark decays to a W boson and a bottom quark. The focus is on all-jet final ...

A measurement of the \( \mathrm{t}\overline{\mathrm{t}} \) production cross section at \( \sqrt{s}=13 \) TeV is presented using proton-proton collisions, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 2.2 fb−1, collected with the CMS detector at the LHC. Final states with one isolated charged lepton (electron or muon) and at least one jet are selected and categorized according to the ...

The super 0-brane action on the coset space of D(2, 1; α) supergroup is constructed which involves a set of parameters related by κ-symmetry. It describes a massive superparticle propagating near the horizon of the extreme Reissner-Nordström-AdS-dS black hole which is linked to the recently constructed D(2, 1; α)-superparticle [51] by a canonical transformation.

We consider a U(1)′ extended supersymmetric model with a right-handed neutrino superfield which can generate light neutrino mass by Type I seesaw mechanism. The lighter superpartner of the right-handed neutrino could be the scalar dark matter. These right-handed sneutrinos can come from the decay of \( {\tilde{Z}}^{\prime } \), superpartner of the extra gauge boson Z ′. Left-right ...

We present a complete symmetry classification of the Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev (SYK) model with \( \mathcal{N} \) = 0, 1 and 2 supersymmetry (SUSY) on the basis of the Altland-Zirnbauer scheme in random matrix theory (RMT). For \( \mathcal{N} \) = 0 and 1 we consider generic q-body interactions in the Hamiltonian and find RMT classes that were not present in earlier classifications of the ...

This paper describes the calculation of the next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD corrections to massive color-octet vector boson pair production at hadron colliders. As a concrete framework, a two-site coloron model with an internal parity is chosen, which can be regarded as an effective low-energy approximation of Kaluza-Klein gluon physics in universal extra dimensions. The ...

We show that the proper interpretation of the cocycle operators appearing in the physical vertex operators of compactified strings is that the closed string target is noncommutative. We track down the appearance of this non-commutativity to the Polyakov action of the flat closed string in the presence of translational monodromies (i.e., windings). In view of the unexpected nature ...