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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A consistent description of neutrino oscillations requires either the quantum-mechanical (QM) wave packet approach or a quantum field theoretic (QFT) treatment. We compare these two approaches to neutrino oscillations and discuss the correspondence between them. In particular, we derive expressions for the QM neutrino wave packets from QFT and relate the free parameters of the QM...

We discuss the role of approximate U(1) R symmetries for the understanding of hierarchies in Nature. Such symmetries may explain a suppressed expectation value of the superpotential and provide us with a solution to the MSSM μ problem. We present various examples in field theory and string-derived models.

We consider the Regge limit of a CFT correlation function of two vector and two scalar operators, as appropriate to study small-x deep inelastic scattering in \( \mathcal{N} = 4 \) SYM or in QCD assuming approximate conformal symmetry. After clarifying the nature of the Regge limit for a CFT correlator, we use its conformal partial wave expansion to obtain an impact parameter...