Abstract In theories with extended supersymmetry the protected observables of UV superconformal fixed points are found in a number of contexts to be encoded in the BPS solitons along an IR Coulomb-like phase. For six-dimensional SCFTs such a role is played by the BPS strings on the tensorial Coulomb branch. In this paper we develop a uniform description of the worldsheet theories...

Abstract One of the main features of eigenvalue matrix models is that the averages of characters are again characters, what can be considered as a far-going generalization of the Fourier transform property of Gaussian exponential. This is true for the standard Hermitian and unitary (trigonometric) matrix models and for their various deformations, classical and quantum ones...

Abstract In this paper, we study large c Virasoro blocks by using the Zamolodchikov monodromy method beyond its known limits. We give an analytic proof of our recent conjecture [1, 2], which implied that the asymptotics of the large c conformal blocks can be expressed in very simple forms, even if outside its known limits, namely the semiclassical limit or the heavy-light limit...

Abstract In this paper, we introduce an \( \mathcal{N}=1 \) supersymmetric SYK model with SO(q) global symmetry. We study the large N expansion of the bi-local collective action of our model. At strong coupling limit, this model exhibits a super-reparametrization symmetry, and the SO(q) global symmetry is enhanced to a \( \widehat{\mathrm{SO}}(q) \) local symmetry. The...

Abstract The study of Coulomb branches of 3-dimensional \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) gauge theories via the associated Hilbert series, the so-called monopole formula, has been proven useful not only for 3-dimensional theories, but also for Higgs branches of 5 and 6-dimensional gauge theories with 8 supercharges. Recently, a conjecture connected different phases of 6-dimensional Higgs...

Abstract We consider the vacuum expectation values of 1/2-BPS circular Wilson loops in \( \mathcal{N}=4 \) super Yang-Mills theory in the totally antisymmetric representation of the gauge group U(N) or SU(N). Localization and matrix model techniques provide exact, but rather formal, expressions for these expectation values. In this paper we show how to extract the leading and sub...

Abstract The geometry of the \( \mathcal{N}=3 \), SO(4)-invariant, AdS4 solution of massive type IIA supergravity that uplifts from the \( \mathcal{N}=3 \) vacuum of D = 4 \( \mathcal{N}=8 \) dyonic ISO(7) supergravity is investigated. Firstly, a D = 4, SO(4)-invariant restricted duality hierarchy is constructed and used to uplift the entire, dynamical SO(4)-invariant sector to...

Abstract CP non-invariance is strongly limited by present experiments, while extra sources of CP-violation are needed for a successful baryogenesis. Motivated by those observations we consider a model which predicts spontaneous violation of CP at high temperature and restoration of CP at present temperature of the Universe. In addition we propose a dark matter (DM) candidate that...

Abstract Based on the work of Gao-Jafferis-Wall and Maldacena-Stanford-Yang, we observe that the time-shifted thermofield states of two entangled CFTs can be made traversable by an appropriate coupling of the two CFTs, or alternatively by the application of a modified quantum teleportation protocol. This provides evidence for the smoothness of the horizon for a large class of...

Abstract Every four-dimensional \( \mathcal{N}=2 \) superconformal field theory comes equipped with an intricate algebraic invariant, the associated vertex operator algebra. The relationships between this invariant and more conventional protected quantities in the same theories have yet to be completely understood. In this work, we aim to characterize the connection between the...

Abstract We consider a particular example of interplay between statistical models related to CFT on one hand, and to the spectral properties of ODE, known as ODE/IS correspondence, on the other hand. We focus at the representation of wave functions of Schrödinger operators in terms of spectral properties of associated transfer matrices on “super trees” (the trees whose vertex...

Abstract We show that by studying the flat spacetime limit of the Mellin amplitude associated with the four-point correlation function of scalar operators in the stress tensor multiplet of ABJM theory, one can produce the momentum expansion of the M-theory four-graviton S-matrix elements. Using CFT data previously obtained from the supersymmetric localization method, we carry out...

Abstract A search for Higgs bosons that decay into a bottom quark-antiquark pair and are accompanied by at least one additional bottom quark is performed with the CMS detector. The data analyzed were recorded in proton-proton collisions at a centre-of-mass energy of \( \sqrt{s}=13 \) TeV at the LHC, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 35.7 fb−1. The final state...

Abstract The main focus of this work is to study magnetic soft charges of the four dimensional Maxwell theory. Imposing appropriate asymptotic falloff conditions, we compute the electric and magnetic soft charges and their algebra both at spatial and at null infinity. While the commutator of two electric or two magnetic soft charges vanish, the electric and magnetic soft charges...

Abstract We have built a lepton-specific next-to-minimal two-Higgs-doublet-portal vector dark matter model. The vector dark matter in the hidden sector does not directly couple to the visible sector, but instead annihilates into the hidden Higgs bosons which decay through a small coupling into the CP-odd Higgs bosons. In this model, the Galactic center gamma-ray excess is mainly...

Abstract Soft drop, a technique originally developed in the context of jet physics in proton-proton collisions in order to reduce the contamination from non-perturbative effects, is applied to event shapes in electron-positron annihilation. In particular, we study the thrust distribution at the Z pole and show that the region where non-perturbative corrections due to the...

Abstract Several important processes and analyses at the LHC are sensitive to higher-order perturbative corrections beyond what can currently be calculated at fixed order. The formalism of High Energy Jets (HEJ) calculates the corrections systematically enhanced for a large ratio of the centre-of-mass energy to the transverse momentum of the observed jets. These effects are...

Abstract We explore the possibility that (Bose-Einstein) condensation of scalar fields from string compactifications can lead to long-lived compact objects. Depending on the type of scalar fields we find different realisations of star-like and solitonic objects. We illustrate in the framework of type IIB string compactifications that closed string moduli can lead to heavy...

Abstract The cold dark matter (CDM) scenario has proved successful in cosmology. However, we lack a fundamental understanding of its microscopic nature. Moreover, the apparent disagreement between CDM predictions and subgalactic-structure observations has prompted the debate about its behaviour at small scales. These problems could be alleviated if the dark matter is composed of...

Abstract Compact stellar objects such as neutron stars (NS) are ideal places for capturing dark matter (DM) particles. We study the effect of self-interacting DM (SIDM) captured by nearby NS that can reheat it to an appreciated surface temperature through absorbing the energy released due to DM annihilation. When DM-nucleon cross section σχn is small enough, DM self-interaction...

Abstract We discuss a flavourful Z′ portal model with a coupling to fourth-family singlet Dirac neutrino dark matter. In the absence of mixing, the Z′ is fermiophobic, having no couplings to the three chiral families, but does couple to a fourth vector-like family. Due to mixing effects, the Z′ gets induced couplings to second family left-handed lepton doublets and third family...

Abstract We propose a simple U(2) model of flavor compatible with an SU(5) GUT structure. All hierarchies in fermion masses and mixings arise from powers of two small parameters that control the U(2) breaking. In contrast to previous U(2) models this setup can be realized without supersymmetry and provides an excellent fit to all SM flavor observables including neutrinos. We also...

Abstract We explore the phenomenology of a QCD-like dark sector which confines around the GeV scale. The dark sector inherits a flavour structure from a coupling between dark quarks and SM quarks via a heavy mediator, which leads to exciting new phenomena. While stable baryonic bound states are the dark matter candidates, the phenomenology is dominated by the lightest composite...

Abstract Based on a previous work on scenarios where the Standard Model and dark matter particles share a common asymmetry through effective operators at early time in the Universe and later on decouple from each other (not care), in this work, we study in detail the collider phenomenology of these scenarios. In particular, we use the experimental results from the Large Hadron...

Abstract The scaling dimensions of charged operators in conformal field theory have recently been predicted to exhibit universal behavior in the large charge limit. We verify this behavior in the 2+1 dimensional ℂPN − 1 model. Specifically, we numerically compute the scaling dimensions of the lowest dimension monopole operators with charges Q = 1, 2, · · · , 100 to subleading...