1. Super-geometrodynamicsMirjam Cvetič, G. W. Gibbons, Christopher N. Pope, 2015, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We present explicit solutions of the time-symmetric initial value constraints, expressed in terms of freely specifiable harmonic functions for examples of supergravity theories, which emerge as effective theories of compactified string theory. These results are a prerequisite for the study of the time-evolution of topologically non-trivial initial data for supergravity theories, thus generalising the "Geometrodynamics" program of Einstein-Maxwell theory to that of supergravity theories. Specifically, we focus on examples of multiple electric Maxwell and scalar fields, and analyse the initial data problem for the general Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theory both with one and two Maxwell fields, and the STU model. The solutions are given in terms of up to eight arbitrary harmonic functions in the STU model. As a by-product, in order compare our results with known static solutions, the metric in isotropic coordinates and all the sources of the non-extremal black holes are expressed entirely in terms of harmonic functions. We also comment on generalizations to time-nonsymmetric initial data and their relation to cosmological solutions of gauged so-called fake supergravities with positive cosmological constant. Ključne besede: black holes, supergravity, string theory, conformal field models, string duality Objavljeno: 14.06.2017; Ogledov: 102; Prenosov: 16 Celotno besedilo (581,40 KB) |
2. Compactifications of deformed conifolds, branes and the geometry of qubitsMirjam Cvetič, G. W. Gibbons, Christopher N. Pope, 2016, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We present three families of exact, cohomogeneity-one Einstein metrics in (2n + 2) dimensions, which are generalizations of the Stenzel construction of Ricci-flat metrics to those with a positive cosmological constant. The first family of solutions are Fubini-Study metrics on the complex projective spaces CPn+1, written in a Stenzel form, whose principal orbits are the Stiefel manifolds V-2(Rn+2) = SO(n+2)/SO(n) divided by Z(2). The second family are also Einstein-Kahler metrics, now on the Grassmannian manifolds G(2)(Rn+3) = SO(n+3)/((SO(n+1)xSO(2)), whose principal orbits are the Stiefel manifolds V-2(Rn+2) (with no Z(2) factoring in this case). The third family are Einstein metrics on the product manifolds Sn+1 x Sn+1, and are Kahler only for n = 1. Some of these metrics are believed to play a role in studies of consistent string theory compactifications and in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. We also elaborate on the geometric approach to quantum mechanics based on the Kahler geometry of Fubini-Study metrics on CPn+1, and we apply the formalism to study the quantum entanglement of qubits. Ključne besede: conformal field models, string theory, models of quantum gravity, differential geometry, algebraic geometry Objavljeno: 27.06.2017; Ogledov: 138; Prenosov: 25 Celotno besedilo (586,14 KB) |
3. Electrodynamics of black holes in STU supergravityMirjam Cvetič, G. W. Gibbons, Christopher N. Pope, Zain H. Saleem, 2014, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: External magnetic fields can probe the composite structure of black holes in string theory. With this motivation we study magnetised four-charge black holes in the STU model, a consistent truncation of maximally supersymmetric supergravity with four types of electromagnetic fields. We employ solution generating techniques to obtain Melvin backgrounds, and black holes in these backgrounds. For an initially electrically charged static black hole immersed in magnetic fields, we calculate the resultant angular momenta and analyse their global structure. Examples are given for which the ergoregion does not extend to infinity. We calculate magnetic moments and gyromagnetic ratios via Larmor's formula. Our results are consistent with earlier special cases. A scaling limit and associated subtracted geometry in a single surviving magnetic field is shown to lift to AdS(3) x S-2. Magnetizing magnetically charged black holes give static solutions with conical singularities representing strings or struts holding the black holes against magnetic forces. In some cases it is possible to balance these magnetic forces. Ključne besede: black holes, supergravity, string theory, conformal field models, string duality Objavljeno: 27.06.2017; Ogledov: 126; Prenosov: 15 Celotno besedilo (563,26 KB) |
4. Vacuum polarization of STU black holes and their subtracted geometry limitMirjam Cvetič, G. W. Gibbons, Zain H. Saleem, Alejandro Satz, 2015, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We study the vacuum polarization of a massless minimally coupled scalar field at the horizon of four-charge STU black holes. We compare the results for the standard asymptotically flat black holes and for the black holes obtained in the "subtracted limit", both in the general static case and at the horizon pole for the general rotating case. The original and the subtracted results are identical only in the BPS limit, and have opposite sign in the extremal Kerr limit. We also compute the vacuum polarization on the static solutions that interpolate between both the original and the subtracted case through a solution-generating transformation and show that the vacuum polarization stays positive throughout the interpolating solution. In the appendix we provide a closed-form solution for the Green's function on general (static or rotating) subtracted black hole geometries. Ključne besede: black holes, supergravity, string theory, conformal field models, string duality Objavljeno: 27.06.2017; Ogledov: 202; Prenosov: 10 Celotno besedilo (372,93 KB) |