1. AdS(2) holographic dictionaryMirjam Cvetič, Ioannis Papadimitriou, 2016, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We construct the holographic dictionary for both running and constant dilaton solutions of the two dimensional Einstein-Maxwell-Dilaton theory that is obtained by a circle reduction from Einstein-Hilbert gravity with negative cosmological constant in three dimensions. This specific model ensures that the dual theory has a well de fined ultraviolet completion in terms of a two dimensional conformal field theory, but our results apply qualitatively to a wider class of two dimensional dilaton gravity theories. For each type of solutions we perform holographic renormalization, compute the exact renormalized one-point functions in the presence of arbitrary sources, and derive the asymptotic symmetries and the corresponding conserved charges. In both cases we find that the scalar operator dual to the dilaton plays a crucial role in the description of the dynamics. Its source gives rise to a matter conformal anomaly for the running dilaton solutions, while its expectation value is the only non trivial observable for constant dilaton solutions. The role of this operator has been largely overlooked in the literature. We further show that the only non trivial conserved charges for running dilaton solutions are the mass and the electric charge, while for constant dilaton solutions only the electric charge is non zero. However, by uplifting the solutions to three dimensions we show that constant dilaton solutions can support non trivial extended symmetry algebras, including the one found by Comp ere, Song and Strominger [1], in agreement with the results of Castro and Song [2]. Finally, we demonstrate that any solution of this specific dilaton gravity model can be uplifted to a family of asymptotically AdS(2) x S-2 or conformally AdS(2) x S-2 solutions of the STU model in four dimensions, including non extremal black holes. The four dimensional solutions obtained by uplifting the running dilaton solutions coincide with the so called 'subtracted geometries', while those obtained from the uplift of the constant dilaton ones are new. Ključne besede: 2D gravity, AdS-CFT correspondence, black holes, space-time symmetries Objavljeno: 27.06.2017; Ogledov: 76; Prenosov: 4 Celotno besedilo (1,01 MB) |
2. The number of moves of the largest disc in shortest paths on Hanoi graphsSimon Aumann, Katharina Götz, Andreas Hinz, Ciril Petr, 2014, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: In contrast to the widespread interest in the Frame-Stewart conjecture (FSC) about the optimal number of moves in the classical Tower of Hanoi task with more than three pegs, this is the first study of the question of investigating shortest paths in Hanoi graphs ▫$H_p^n$▫ in a more general setting. Here ▫$p$▫ stands for the number of pegs and ▫$n$▫ for the number of discs in the Tower of Hanoi interpretation of these graphs. The analysis depends crucially on the number of largest disc moves (LDMs). The patterns of these LDMs will be coded as binary strings of length ▫$p-1$▫ assigned to each pair of starting and goal states individually. This will be approached both analytically and numerically. The main theoretical achievement is the existence, at least for all ▫$n \geqslant p(p-2)$▫, of optimal paths where ▫$p-1$▫ LDMs are necessary. Numerical results, obtained by an algorithm based on a modified breadth-first search making use of symmetries of the graphs, lead to a couple of conjectures about some cases not covered by our ascertained results. These, in turn, may shed some light on the notoriously open FSC. Ključne besede: graph theory, Tower of Hanoi, Hanoi graphs, shortest paths, symmetries, breadth-first search Objavljeno: 14.08.2017; Ogledov: 149; Prenosov: 4 Celotno besedilo (376,70 KB) |
3. Type II string theory on Calabi-Yau manifolds with torsion and non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetriesVolker Braun, Mirjam Cvetič, Ron Donagi, Maximilian Poretschkin, 2017, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We provide the first explicit example of Type IIB string theory compactification on a globally defined Calabi-Yau threefold with torsion which results in a four-dimensional effective theory with a non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetry. Our example is based on a particular Calabi-Yau manifold, the quotient of a product of three elliptic curves by a fixed point free action of Z(2) x Z(2). Its cohomology contains torsion classes in various degrees. The main technical novelty is in determining the multiplicative structure of the (torsion part of) the cohomology ring, and in particular showing that the cup product of second cohomology torsion elements goes non-trivially to the fourth cohomology. This specifies a non-Abelian, Heisenberg-type discrete symmetry group of the four-dimensional theory. Ključne besede: string field theory, conformal field models, string theory, discrete symmetries Objavljeno: 08.03.2018; Ogledov: 99; Prenosov: 1 Celotno besedilo (355,78 KB) |
4. Discrete symmetries in Heterotic/F-theory duality and mirror symmetryMirjam Cvetič, Antonella Grassi, Maximilian Poretschkin, 2017, izvirni znanstveni članek Opis: We study aspects of Heterotic/F-theory duality for compactifications with Abelian discrete gauge symmetries. We consider F-theory compactifications on genus-one fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds with n-sections, associated with the Tate-Shafarevich group Z(n). Such models are obtained by studying first a specific toric set-up whose associated Heterotic vector bundle has structure group Z(n). By employing a conjectured Heterotic/F-theory mirror symmetry we construct dual geometries of these original toric models, where in the stable degeneration limit we obtain a discrete gauge symmetry of order two and three, for compactifications to six dimensions. We provide explicit constructions of mirror-pairs for symmetric examples with Z(2) and Z(3), in six dimensions. The Heterotic models with symmetric discrete symmetries are related in field theory to a Higgsing of Heterotic models with two symmetric abelian U(1) gauge factors, where due to the Stuckelberg mechanism only a diagonal U(1) factor remains massless, and thus after Higgsing only a diagonal discrete symmetry of order n is present in the Heterotic models and detected via Heterotic/F-theory duality. These constructions also provide further evidence for the conjectured mirror symmetry in Heterotic/F-theory at the level of fibrations with torsional sections and those with multi-sections. Ključne besede: discrete symmetries, F-theory, string duality, superstrings, heterotic strings Objavljeno: 08.03.2018; Ogledov: 85; Prenosov: 2 Celotno besedilo (510,30 KB) |