Jul 18 – 23, 2022
University of Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Emergent strings with broken supersymmetry

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20m
Audimax (University of Vienna)

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University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Speaker

Ivano Basile

Description

We address instabilities of AdS flux vacua arising from string theory with string-scale supersymmetry breaking. The semiclassical regime, sourced by branes, eventually decays in a chain of tunneling processes, and we study the resulting final state using holography. We connect this setting with a number of swampland conditions, most prominently the emergent string proposal: D1-brane final states lie at infinite distance in the space of vacua, according to the quantum information metric. The resulting state has a number of features in common with an expected dual heterotic string: N=(0,1) worldsheet superymmetry is restored in a free sector due to Spin(8) triality free sector, while in the limit the anomalous dimensions of scalar vertex operators and single-trace higher-spin currents vanish in a peculiar exponential fashion as predicted by the distance conjecture and its CFT variant.

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