We consider six-vertex model configurations on an (n × N) lattice, n ≤ N, that satisfy a variation on domain wall boundary conditions that we define and call partial domain wall boundary conditions. We obtain two expressions for the corresponding partial domain wall partition function, as an (N × N)-determinant and as an (n × n)-determinant. The latter was first obtained by I...

We show that simultaneous gauge and supersymmetry breaking can be induced by radiative corrections, à la Coleman-Weinberg. When a certain correlation among the superpotential parameters is present, a local supersymmetry-breaking minimum is induced in the effective potential of a gauge non-singlet field, in a region where the tree-level potential is almost flat. Supersymmetry...

Results are presented of a search for new particles decaying to large numbers of jets in association with missing transverse momentum, using 4.7 fb−1 of pp collision data at \( \sqrt {s} = 7\;TeV \) collected by the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in 2011. The event selection requires missing transverse momentum, no isolated electrons or muons, and from ≥6 to ≥9...

Studying loop corrections to inflationary perturbations, with particular emphasis on infrared factors, is important to understand the consistency of the inflationary theory, its predictivity and to establish the existence of the slow-roll eternal inflation phenomena and its recently found volume bound. In this paper we prove that the ζ correlation function is time-independent at...

Recently, an excess of events consistent with a Higgs boson with mass of about 125 GeV was reported by the CMS and ATLAS experiments. This Higgs boson mass is consistent with the values that may be obtained in minimal supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model (SM), with both stop masses less than a TeV and large mixing. The apparently enhanced photon production rate...

Coherent QCD radiation in the hadroproduction of top quark pairs leads to a forward-backward asymmetry that grows more negative with increasing transverse momentum of the pair. This feature is present in Monte Carlo event generators with coherent parton showering, even though the production process is treated at leading order and has no intrinsic asymmetry before showering. In...

In this paper we study the gluino dijet mass edge measurement at the LHC in a realistic situation including both SUSY and combinatorial backgrounds together with effects of initial and final state radiation as well as a finite detector resolution. Three benchmark scenarios are examined in which the dominant SUSY production process and also the decay modes are different. Several...

Results are presented on a search for a light charged Higgs boson that can be produced in the decay of the top quark t → H+b and which, in turn, decays into τ +ν τ . The analysed data correspond to an integrated luminosity of about 2 fb−1 recorded in protonproton collisions at \( \sqrt {s} = 7\;TeV \) by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The search is sensitive to the decays of the...

Multiple interactions between parton showers and the surrounding QCD matter are expected to underlie the strong medium-modifications of jet observables in ultra- relativistic heavy ion collisions at RHIC and at the LHC. Here, we note that such jet- medium interactions alter generically and characteristically the color correlations in the parton shower. We characterize these...

In this note we prove a non-renormalization theorem for the 3-point functions of 1/2 BPS primaries in the four-dimensional \( \mathcal{N} = 4 \) SYM and chiral primaries in two dimensional \( \mathcal{N} = \left( {4,4} \right) \) SCFTs. Our proof is rather elementary: it is based on Ward identities and the structure of the short multiplets of the superconformal algebra and it...

We analyze the 2011 LHC and Tevatron Higgs data in the context of simplified new physics models addressing the naturalness problem. These models are expected to contain new particles with sizable couplings to the Higgs boson, which can easily modify the Higgs production cross sections and branching fractions. We focus on searches in the h → ZZ ∗ → 4 l, h → WW ∗ → lνlν, h...

We compute the force between a stack of smeared antibranes at the bottom of a warped throat and a stack of smeared branes at some distance up the throat, both for anti-D3 branes and for anti-M2 branes. We perform this calculation in two ways: first, by treating the antibranes as probes in the background sourced by the branes and second, by treating the branes as probes in the...

The isospin asymmetries of B → K (∗) μ + μ − decays and the partial branching fractions of B 0 → K 0 μ + μ − and B + → K ∗+ μ + μ − are measured as a function of the di-muon mass squared q 2 using an integrated luminosity of 1.0 fb−1 collected with the LHCb detector. The B → Kμ + μ − isospin asymmetry integrated over q 2 is negative, deviating from zero with over 4 σ significance...

We investigate the four dimensional gravitational theories which admit homogeneous but anisotropic black brane solutions in asymptotically AdS space-time. The gravitational theories we consider are 1) Einstein-Maxwell-dilaton theory, and 2) EinsteinMaxwell-dilaton-axion theory with SL(2, R) symmetry. We obtain the solutions both analytically and numerically. Analytical solutions...

We present measurements of Underlying Event observables in pp collisions at \( \sqrt {s} = 0.9 \) and 7TeV. The analysis is performed as a function of the highest charged-particle transverse momentum p T,LT in the event. Different regions are defined with respect to the azimuthal direction of the leading (highest transverse momentum) track: Toward, Transverse and Away. The Toward...

The main background for the supersymmetric stop direct production search comes from Standard Model \( t\overline t \) events. For the single-lepton search channel, we introduce a few kinematic variables to further suppress this background by focusing on its dileptonic and semileptonic topologies. All are defined to have end points in the background, but not signal distributions...

We study the \(\mathcal{N} = 4\) gauged supergravity theory which arises from the consistent truncation of IIB supergravity on the coset T 1,1. We analyze three \(\mathcal{N} = 2\) subsectors and in particular we clarify the relationship between true superpotentials for gauged supergravity and certain fake superpotentials which have been widely used in the literature. We derive a...

We present a next-to-leading order calculation of Higgs boson production plus one and two jets via gluon fusion interfaced to shower Monte Carlo programs, implemented according to the POWHEG method. For this implementation we have used a new interface of the POWHEG BOX with MadGraph4, that generates the codes for generic Born and real processes automatically. The virtual...

In a variety of well motivated models, such as two Higgs Doublet Models (2HDMs) and the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM), there are neutral Higgs bosons that have significantly enhanced couplings to b-quarks and tau leptons in comparison to those of the SM Higgs. These so called non-standard Higgs bosons could be copiously produced at the LHC in association with b...

We determine the spatial (impact parameter) dependence of nuclear parton distribution functions (nPDFs) using the A-dependence of the spatially independent (averaged) global fits EPS09 and EKS98. We work under the assumption that the spatial dependence can be formulated as a power series of the nuclear thickness functions T A . To reproduce the A-dependence over the entire x...

Robustness of the Luttinger theorem for fermionic liquids is examined in holography. The statement of the Luttinger theorem, the equality between the fermion charge density and the volume enclosed by the Fermi surface, can be mapped to a Gauss’s law in the gravity dual, a la Sachdev. We show that various deformations in the gravity dual, such as inclusion of magnetic fields, a...

We present a string theory construction of Omega-deformed four-dimensional gauge theories with generic values of ϵ1 and ϵ2. Our solution gives an explicit description of the geometry in the core of Nekrasov and Witten’s realization of the instanton partition function, far from the asymptotic region of their background. This construction lifts naturally to M-theory and corresponds...

We provide a comparative study of the fine tuning amount (Δ) at the two-loop leading log level in supersymmetric models commonly used in SUSY searches at the LHC. These are the constrained MSSM (CMSSM), non-universal Higgs masses models (NUHM1, NUHM2), non-universal gaugino masses model (NUGM) and GUT related gaugino masses models (NUGMd). Two definitions of the fine tuning are...

We describe an algorithm for improving subsequent parton shower emissions by full SU(3) color correlations in the framework of a dipole-type shower. As a proof of concept, we present results from the first implementation of such an algorithm for a final state shower. The corrections are found to be small for event shapes and jet rates but can be more significant for tailored...

Effective interactions involving both the top quark and the Higgs field are among the least constrained of all possible (gauge invariant) dimension-six operators in the Standard Model. Such a handful of operators, in particular the top quark chromomagnetic dipole moment, might encapsulate signs of the new physics responsible for electroweak symmetry breaking. In this work, we...