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Title: Branes and the swampland

Abstract

Completeness of the spectrum of charged branes in a quantum theory of gravity naturally motivates the question of whether the consistency of what lives on the branes can be used to explain some of the swampland conditions. In this paper, we focus on consistency of what lives on string probes to show that some of the theories with N = (1,0) supersymmetry in ten dimensions and six dimensions, which are otherwise consistent looking, belong to the swampland. Gravitational and gauge group anomaly inflow on these probes can be used to compute the gravitational central charges (cL,cR) as well as the level of the group’s current algebra kL. The fact that the left-moving central charge on the string probes should be large enough to allow unitary representations of the current algebra with a given level can be used to rule out some theories. This, in particular, explains why it has not been possible to construct the corresponding theories from string theory.

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Research Org.:
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1560717
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OSTI ID: 1612734
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0017647
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 100 Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Astronomy & Astrophysics; Physics; Anomalies; Strings & branes; Supergravity

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Kim, Hee-Cheol, Shiu, Gary, and Vafa, Cumrun. Branes and the swampland. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.100.066006.
Kim, Hee-Cheol, Shiu, Gary, & Vafa, Cumrun. Branes and the swampland. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.066006
Kim, Hee-Cheol, Shiu, Gary, and Vafa, Cumrun. Thu . "Branes and the swampland". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.066006.
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abstractNote = {Completeness of the spectrum of charged branes in a quantum theory of gravity naturally motivates the question of whether the consistency of what lives on the branes can be used to explain some of the swampland conditions. In this paper, we focus on consistency of what lives on string probes to show that some of the theories with N = (1,0) supersymmetry in ten dimensions and six dimensions, which are otherwise consistent looking, belong to the swampland. Gravitational and gauge group anomaly inflow on these probes can be used to compute the gravitational central charges (cL,cR) as well as the level of the group’s current algebra kL. The fact that the left-moving central charge on the string probes should be large enough to allow unitary representations of the current algebra with a given level can be used to rule out some theories. This, in particular, explains why it has not been possible to construct the corresponding theories from string theory.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.066006},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 6,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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