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Title: Carving out the end of the world or (superconformal bootstrap in six dimensions)

We bootstrap N=(1,0) superconformal field theories in six dimensions, by analyzing the four-point function of flavor current multiplets. By assuming E 8 flavor group, we present universal bounds on the central charge C T and the flavor central charge C J. Based on the numerical data, we conjecture that the rank-one E-string theory saturates the universal lower bound on C J , and numerically determine the spectrum of long multiplets in the rank-one E-string theory. We comment on the possibility of solving the higher-rank E-string theories by bootstrap and thereby probing M-theory on AdS 7×S 4/Z 2 .
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  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States). Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP)
  2. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). Walter Burke Inst. for Theoretical Physics
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States); Yale Univ., New Haven, CT (United States); Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States); Univ. of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Princeton Univ., NJ (United States); Sherman Fairchild Foundation
Country of Publication:
United States
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Conformal Field Models in String Theory; Conformal Field Theory; Extended Supersymmetry; M-Theory
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