Compactifying \( \mathcal{N}=\left(1,0\right) \) theories on a torus, with additional fluxes for global symmetries, we obtain \( \mathcal{N}=1 \) supersymmetric theories in four dimensions. It is shown that for many choices of flux these models are toric quiver gauge theories with singlet fields. In particular we compare the anomalies deduced from the description of the ...

We study grand unified models in the five-dimensional space-time where the extra dimension is compactified on S 1/ℤ 2. The spontaneous breaking of unified gauge symmetries is achieved via vacuum expectation values of the extra-dimensional components of gauge fields. We derive one-loop effective potentials for the zero modes of the gauge fields in SU(7), SU(8), SO(10), and E 6 ...

Considering 2 → 2 gauge-theory scattering with general colour in the high-energy limit, we compute the Regge-cut contribution to three loops through next-to-next-to-leading high-energy logarithms (NNLL) in the signature-odd sector. Our formalism is based on using the non-linear Balitsky-JIMWLK rapidity evolution equation to derive an effective Hamiltonian acting on states with a ...

We address the question of perturbative consistency in the scalar fishnet models presented by Caetano, Gürdoğan and Kazakov [1, 2]. We argue that their 3-dimensional ϕ 6 fishnet model becomes perturbatively stable under renormalization in the large N limit, in contrast to what happens in their 4-dimensional ϕ 4 fishnet model, in which double trace terms are known to be generated by ...

We present the calculation of the leading instanton contribution to the scaling dimensions of twist-two operators with arbitrary spin and to their structure constants in the OPE of two half-BPS operators in \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) SYM. For spin-two operators we verify that, in agreement with \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) superconformal Ward identities, the obtained expressions coincide with ...

It has been proposed recently (Phys. Rev. Lett. 115 (2015) 022001) that the charmoniumlike state named X(3915) and suggested to be a 0++ scalar, is just the helicity-0 realisation of the 2++ tensor state χ c2(3930). This scenario would call for a helicity-0 dominance, which were at odds with the properties of a conventional tensor charmonium, but might be compatible with some ...

We explicitly show how the field dependent 2-cocycle that arises in the current algebra of 4 dimensional asymptotically flat spacetimes can be used as a central extension to turn the BMS4 Lie algebra, or more precisely, the BMS4 action Lie algebroid, into a genuine Lie algebroid with field dependent structure functions. Both a BRST formulation, where the extension appears as a ...

In a previous work, we analyzed collapsing axion stars using the low-energy instanton potential, showing that the total energy is always bounded and that collapsing axion stars do not form black holes. In this paper, we provide a proof that the conclusions are unchanged when using instead the more general chiral potential for QCD axions.

We construct the effective action for toroidal compactifications of bosonic string theory from generalized Scherk-Schwarz reductions of double field theory. The enhanced gauge symmetry arising at special points in moduli space is incorporated into this framework by promoting the O(k, k) duality group of k-tori compactifications to O(n, n), n being the dimension of the enhanced ...

Within gauge/gravity duality, we compute the scalar and tensor mass spectrum in the boundary theory defined by the five-dimensional sigma-model coupled to gravity obtained by constraining to eight scalars the truncation on T 1,1 that corresponds to the Papadopoulos-Tseytlin (PT) ansatz. We study fluctuations around the 1-parameter family of backgrounds that lift to the baryonic ...

We examine values of the Adinkra Holoraumy-induced Gadget representation space metric over all possible four-color, four-open node, and four-closed node adinkras. Of the 1,358,954,496 gadget matrix elements, only 226,492,416 are non-vanishing and take on one of three values: −1/3, 1/3, or 1 and thus a subspace isomorphic to a description of a body-centered tetrahedral molecule ...

We study quantum corrections to projectable Hořava gravity with z = 2 scaling in 2 + 1 dimensions. Using the background field method, we utilize a non-singular gauge to compute the anomalous dimension of the cosmological constant at one loop, in a normalization adapted to the spatial curvature term.

In [8] we proposed the linear relations between the Weyl anomaly c1, c2, c3 coefficients and the 4 coefficients in the chiral anomaly polynomial for (1,0) superconformal 6d theories. These relations were determined up to one free parameter ξ and its value was then conjectured using some additional assumptions. A different value for ξ was recently suggested in arXiv:1702.03518 using ...

We study a simplified model of top-flavoured dark matter in the framework of Dark Minimal Flavour Violation. In this setup the coupling of the dark matter flavour triplet to right-handed up-type quarks constitutes the only new source of flavour and CP violation. The parameter space of the model is restricted by LHC searches with missing energy final states, by neutral D meson ...

A search for the charmless B s 0 → η′ϕ decay is performed using pp collision data collected by the LHCb experiment at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 TeV, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 3 fb−1. No signal is observed and upper limits on the B s 0 → η′ϕ branching fraction are set to 0.82 × 10−6 at 90% and 1.01 × 10−6 at 95% confidence level.

Modular covariance of torus one-point functions constrains the three point function coefficients of a two dimensional CFT. This leads to an asymptotic formula for the average value of light-heavy-heavy three point coefficients, generalizing Cardy’s formula for the high energy density of states. The derivation uses certain asymptotic properties of one-point conformal blocks on the ...

It is shown that black hole spacetimes in classical Einstein gravity are characterized by, in addition to their ADM mass M, momentum \( \overrightarrow{P} \), angular momentum \( \overrightarrow{J} \) and boost charge \( \overrightarrow{K} \), an infinite head of supertranslation hair. The distinct black holes are distinguished by classical superrotation charges measured at ...

We investigate the origins and implications of the duality between topological insulators and topological superconductors in three and four spacetime dimensions. In the latter, the duality transformation can be made at the level of the path integral in the standard way, while in three dimensions, it takes the form of “self-duality in odd dimensions”. In this sense, it is closely ...

Type II integrable defects with more than one degree of freedom at the defect are investigated. A condition on the form of the Lagrangian for such defects is found which ensures the existence of a conserved momentum in the presence of the defect. In addition it is shown that for any Lagrangian satisfying this condition, the defect equations of motion, when taken to hold everywhere, ...

We use QCD Laplace sum-rules to predict masses of open-flavour heavy-light hybrids where one of the hybrid’s constituent quarks is a charm or bottom and the other is an up, down, or strange. We compute leading-order, diagonal correlation functions of several hybrid interpolating currents, taking into account QCD condensates up to dimension-six, and extract hybrid mass predictions ...

The study of the geometry of Calabi-Yau fourfolds is relevant for compactifications of string theory, M-theory, and F-theory to various dimensions. This work introduces the mathematical machinery to derive the complete moduli dependence of the periods of non-trivial three-forms for fourfolds realized as hypersurfaces in toric ambient spaces. It sets the stage to determine ...

We construct explicit examples of microstate geometries of four-dimensional black holes that lift to smooth horizon-free geometries in five dimensions. Solutions consist of half-BPS D-brane atoms distributed in \( {\mathbb{R}}^3 \). Charges and positions of the D-brane centers are constrained by the bubble equations and boundary conditions ensuring the regularity of the metric and ...

The resonant substructure of D 0 → π+π−π+π− decays is studied using data collected by the CLEO-c detector. An amplitude analysis is performed in order to disentangle the various intermediate state contributions. To limit the model complexity a data driven regularization procedure is applied. The prominent contributions are the decay modes D 0 → a 1(1260)+ π−, D 0 → σ f 0(1370) and ...

Leptonic rare decays of B s,d 0 mesons offer a powerful tool to search for physics beyond the Standard Model. The B s 0 → μ + μ − decay has been observed at the Large Hadron Collider and the first measurement of the effective lifetime of this channel was presented, in accordance with the Standard Model. On the other hand, B s 0 → τ + τ − and B s 0 → e + e − have received ...