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Title: New Kaluza-Klein instantons and the decay of AdS vacua

We construct a generalization of Witten’s Kaluza-Klein instanton, where a higher-dimensional sphere (rather than a circle as in Witten’s instanton) collapses to zero size and the geometry terminates at a bubble of nothing, in a low energy effective theory of M theory. We then use the solution to exhibit the instability of nonsupersymmetric AdS 5 vacua in M theory compactified on positive Kähler-Einstein spaces, providing further evidence for the recent conjecture that any nonsupersymmetric anti–de Sitter vacuum supported by fluxes must be unstable.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Walter Burke Inst. for Theoretical Physics; Univ. of Tokyo (Japan). Kavli Inst. for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Walter Burke Inst. for Theoretical Physics; Landau Inst. for Theoretical Physics, Chernogolovka (Russia)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0011632; C-26400240; 15H05895
Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 2; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-07-19 22:12:11; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); Simons Foundation, New York City, NY (United States); World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI); Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Gauge-gravity dualities; M-theory; Strings and branes; particles and fields
OSTI Identifier:
1371958