Journal of High Energy Physics

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List of Papers (Total 10,605)

On exact symmetries and massless vectors in holographic flows and other flux vacua

We analyze the isometries of Type IIB flux vacua based on the Papadopolous-Tseytlin ansatz and identify the related massless bulk vector fields. To this end we devise a general ansatz, valid in any flux compactification, for the fluctuations of the metric and p-forms that diagonalizes the coupled equations. We then illustrate the procedure in the simple case of holographic flows...

One-point functions in massive integrable QFT with boundaries

We consider the expectation value of a local operator on a strip with non-trivial boundaries in 1+1 dimensional massive integrable QFT. Using finite volume regularisation in the crossed channel and extending the boundary state formalism to the finite volume case we give a series expansion for the one-point function in terms of the exact form factors of the theory. The truncated...

SUSY parameter determination at the LHC using cross sections and kinematic edges

We study the determination of supersymmetric parameters at the LHC from a global fit including cross sections and edges of kinematic distributions. For illustration, we focus on a minimal supergravity scenario and discuss how well it can be constrained at the LHC operating at collision energies of 7 and 14TeV. We find that the inclusion of cross sections greatly improves the...

Matching NLO QCD computations with PYTHIA using MC@NLO

We present the matching between a next-to-leading order computation in QCD and the PYTHIA parton shower Monte Carlo, according to the MC@NLO formalism. We study the case of initial-state radiation, and consider in particular single vector boson hadroproduction.

Universal time-dependent deformations of Schrödinger geometry

We investigate universal time-dependent exact deformations of Schrödinger geometry. We present 1) scale invariant but non-conformal deformation, 2) non-conformal but scale invariant deformation, and 3) both scale and conformal invariant deformation. All these solutions are universal in the sense that we could embed them in any supergravity constructions of the Schrödinger...

The bulk channel in thermal gauge theories

We investigate the thermal correlator of the trace of the energy-momentum tensor in the SU(3) Yang-Mills theory. Our goal is to constrain the spectral function in that channel, whose low-frequency part determines the bulk viscosity. We focus on the thermal modification of the spectral function, ρ(ω, T)−ρ(ω, 0). Using the operator-product expansion we give the high-frequency...

Entanglement entropy in non-relativistic field theories

We calculate entanglement entropy in a non-relativistic field theory described by the Schrödinger operator. We demonstrate that the entropy is characterized by i) the area law and ii) UV divergences that are identical to those in the relativistic field theory. These observations are further supported by a holographic consideration. We use the non-relativistic symmetry and...

Minisuperspace limit of the AdS 3 WZNW model

We derive the three-point function of the AdS 3 WZNW model in the minisuperspace limit by Wick rotation from the H 3 + model. The result is expressed in terms of Clebsch-Gordan coefficients of the Lie algebra \( s\ell \left( {2,\mathbb{R}} \right) \). We also introduce a covariant basis of functions on AdS 3, which can be interpreted as bulk-boundary propagators.

Upper Higgs boson mass bounds from a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model

We establish the cutoff-dependent upper Higgs boson mass bound by means of direct lattice computations in the framework of a chirally invariant lattice Higgs-Yukawa model emulating the same chiral Yukawa coupling structure as in the Higgs-fermion sector of the Standard Model. As expected from the triviality picture of the Higgs sector, we observe the upper mass bound to decrease...

A general class of holographic superconductors

We introduce a simple generalization of the basic holographic superconductor model in which the spontaneous breaking of a global U(1) symmetry occurs via the Stückelberg mechanism. This more general setting allows tuning features such as the order of the transition. The physical vacuum of the condensed phase and the order of the transition are determined by a detailed analysis of...

One-loop superconformal and Yangian symmetries of scattering amplitudes in \( \mathcal{N} = 4 \) super Yang-Mills

Recently it has been argued that tree-level scattering amplitudes in \( \mathcal{N} = 4 \) Yang-Mills theory are uniquely determined by a careful study of their superconformal and Yangian symmetries. However, at one-loop order these symmetries are known to become anomalous due to infrared divergences. We compute these one-loop anomalies for amplitudes defined through dimensional...

Semileptonic decays of the standard Higgs boson

The Higgs boson decay into a pair of real or virtual W bosons, with one of them decaying leptonically, is predicted within the Standard Model to have the largest branching fraction of all Higgs decays that involve an isolated electron or muon, for M h > 120 GeV. We compute analytically the fully-differential width for this h 0→ℓνjj decay at tree level, and then explore some multi...

Dark matter particle spectroscopy at the LHC: generalizing M T2 to asymmetric event topologies

We consider SUSY-like missing energy events at hadron colliders and critically examine the common assumption that the missing energy is the result of two identical missing particles. In order to experimentally test this hypothesis, we generalize the subsystem M T2 variable to the case of asymmetric event topologies, where the two SUSY decay chains terminate in different “children...

New families of interpolating type IIB backgrounds

We construct new families of interpolating two-parameter solutions of type IIB supergravity. These correspond to D3-D5 systems on non-compact six-dimensional manifolds which are \(\mathbb{T}^{2} \) fibrations over Eguchi-Hanson and multi-center Taub-NUT spaces, respectively. One end of the interpolation corresponds to a solution with only D5 branes and vanishing NS three-form...

Energy-independent new physics in the flavour ratios of high-energy astrophysical neutrinos

We have studied the consequences of breaking the CPT symmetry in the neutrino sector, using the expected high-energy neutrino flux from distant cosmological sources such as active galaxies. For this purpose we have assumed three different hypotheses for the neutrino production model, characterised by the flavour fluxes at production ϕ0 e : ϕ0 μ: ϕ0 τ = 1 : 2 : 0, 0 : 1 : 0, and 1...

Inflation on the brane with vanishing gravity

Many existing models of brane inflation suffer from a steep irreducible gravitational2 potential between the branes that causes inflation to end too early. Inspired by the fact that point masses in 2+1 D exert no gravitational force, we propose a novel unwarped and non-supersymmetric setup for inflation, consisting of 3-branes in two extra dimensions compactified on a sphere. The...

Five-loop Konishi from the mirror TBA

We use the Thermodynamic Bethe Ansatz equations for the AdS5 ×S5 mirror model to derive the five-loop anomalous dimension of the Konishi operator. We show numerically that the corresponding result perfectly agrees with the one recently obtained via the generalized L¨uscher formulae. This constitutes an important test of the AdS/CFT TBA system.

On subextensive corrections to fluid dynamics from gravity

We use the fluid-gravity correspondence to compute subextensive corrections, proportional to the shear tensor, to the energy-momentum tensor of fluids on three-spheres. The dual configurations we consider are charged black hole solutions of N = 2 gauged supergravity theories in five dimensions.

Including a phase in the Bethe equations of the Hubbard model

We compute the Bethe equations of generalized Hubbard models, and study their thermodynamical limit. We argue how they can be connected to the ones found in the context of AdS/CFT correspondence, in particular with the so-called dressing phase problem. We also show how the models can be interpreted, in condensed matter physics, as integrable multi-leg Hubbard models.

The epsilon regime with twisted mass Wilson fermions

We investigate the leading lattice spacing effects in mesonic two-point correlators computed with twisted mass Wilson fermions in the epsilon-regime. By generalizing the procedure already introduced for the untwisted Wilson chiral effective theory, we extend the continuum chiral epsilon expansion to twisted mass WChPT. We define different regimes, depending on the relative power...

Virtual Compton scattering off a spinless target in AdS/QCD

We study the doubly virtual Compton scattering off a spinless target γ*P → γ*P′ within the Anti-de Sitter(AdS)/QCD formalism. We find that the general structure allowed by the Lorentz invariance and gauge invariance of the Compton amplitude is not easily reproduced with the standard recipes of the AdS/QCD correspondence. In the soft-photon regime, where the semi-classical...

New horizons for black holes and branes

We initiate a systematic scan of the landscape of black holes in any spacetime dimension using the recently proposed blackfold effective worldvolume theory. We focus primarily on asymptotically flat stationary vacuum solutions, where we uncover large classes of new black holes. These include helical black strings and black rings, black odd-spheres, for which the horizon is a...

Parton distributions for event generators

In this paper, conventional global QCD analysis is generalized to produce parton distribution functions (PDFs) optimized for use with event generators at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This optimization is accomplished by complementing usual constraints on the PDFs from the existing hard-scattering experimental data with those needed to reproduce cross sections for key...

Holomorphic variables in magnetized brane models with continuous Wilson lines

We analyze the action of the target-space modular group in toroidal type IIB orientifold compactifications with magnetized D-branes and continuous Wilson lines. The transformation of matter fields agree with that of twisted fields in heterotic compactifications, constituting a check of type I/heterotic duality. We identify the holomorphic \(\mathcal{N} \)= 1 variables for these...

Moduli stabilization and cosmology of type IIB on SU(2)-structure orientifolds

We consider type IIB flux compactifications on six-dimensional SU(2)-structure manifolds with O5- and O7-planes. These six-dimensional spaces allow not only for F 3 and H 3 fluxes but also for F 1 and F 5 fluxes. We derive the four-dimensional \( \mathcal {N} \) = 1 scalar potential for such compactifications and present one explicit example of a fully stabilized AdS vacuum with...