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Title: Betti multiplets, flows across dimensions and c-extremization

We consider 4d N = 1 SCFTs, topologically twisted on compact constant curvature Riemann surfaces, giving rise to 2d N = (0; 2) SCFTs. The exact R-current of these 2d SCFT extremizes the central charge c 2d, similarly to the 4d picture, where the exact R-current maximizes the central charge a 4d. There are global currents that do not mix with the R-current in 4d but their mixing becomes non trivial in 2d. In this paper we study the holographic dual of this process by analyzing a 5d N = 2 truncation of T 1,1 with one Betti vector multiplet, dual to the baryonic current on the CFT side. The holographic realization of the flow across dimensions connects AdS 5 to AdS 3 vacua in the supergravity picture. We verify the existence of the flow to AdS 3 solutions and we retrieve the field theory results for the mixing of the Betti vector with the graviphoton. Moreover, we extract the central charge from the Brown-Henneaux formula, matching with the results obtained in field theory. We develop a general formalism to obtain the central charge of a 2d SCFT from 5d N = 2 gauged supergravity with a generic number ofmore » vector multiplets, showing that its extremization corresponds to an attractor mechanism for the scalars in the supergravity picture.« less
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. City Univ. (CUNY), NY (United States). Physics Department; University of Bern (Switzerland). Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics
  2. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
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Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
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Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
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Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
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United States
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AdS-CFT Correspondence; Conformal Field Theory; Field Theories in Lower Dimensions; Supergravity Models
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