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Don't Panic! Closed String Tachyons in ALE Spacetimes

- A. Adams, J. Polchinski, E. Silverstein
- Physics
- 10 August 2001

We consider closed string tachyons localized at the fixed points of noncompact nonsupersymmetric orbifolds. We argue that tachyon condensation drives these orbifolds to flat space or supersymmetric… Expand

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Causality, analyticity and an IR obstruction to UV completion

- A. Adams, N. Arkani-Hamed, S. Dubovsky, A. Nicolis, R. Rattazzi
- Physics
- 20 February 2006

We argue that certain apparently consistent low-energy effective field theories described by local, Lorentzinvariant Lagrangians, secretly exhibit macroscopic non-locality and cannot be embedded in… Expand

559 40- PDF

Hot spacetimes for cold atoms

- A. Adams, K. Balasubramanian, J. McGreevy
- Physics
- 8 July 2008

Building on our earlier work and that of Son, we construct string theory duals of non-relativistic critical phenomena at finite temperature and density. Concretely, we find black hole solutions of… Expand

310 20- PDF

(0,2) Duality

We construct dual descriptions of (0,2) gauged linear sigma models. In some cases, the dual is a (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg theory, while in other cases, it is a non-linear sigma model. The duality map… Expand

75 13- PDF

Linear Models for Flux Vacua

- A. Adams, M. Ernebjerg, J. Lapan
- Physics
- 8 November 2006

We construct worldsheet descriptions of heterotic flux vacua as the IR limits of N=2 gauge theories. Spacetime torsion is incorporated via a 2d Green-Schwarz mechanism in which a doublet of axions… Expand

65 11- PDF

Topological heterotic rings

- A. Adams, J. Distler, M. Ernebjerg
- Mathematics, Physics
- 30 June 2005

We prove the existence of topological rings in (0,2) theories containing non-anomalous left-moving U(1) currents by which they may be twisted. While the twisted models are not topological, their… Expand

75 8- PDF

Closed string tachyons, AdS / CFT, and large N QCD

- A. Adams, E. Silverstein
- Physics
- 26 March 2001

We find that tachyonic orbifold examples of AdS/CFT have corresponding instabilities at small radius, and can decay to more generic gauge theories. We do this by computing a destabilizing… Expand

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Holographic Vortex Liquids and Superfluid Turbulence

- P. Chesler, Hong Liu, A. Adams
- Physics, Medicine
- Science
- 3 December 2012

Holographic Turbulence Turbulence in a superfluid presents an even more challenging theoretical problem than classical turbulence. Chesler et al. (p. 368) studied simulated superfluid turbulence… Expand

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Things fall apart: topology change from winding tachyons

- A. Adams, X. Liu, J. McGreevy, A. Saltman, E. Silverstein
- Physics
- 2 February 2005

We argue that closed string tachyons drive two spacetime topology changing transitions--loss of genus in a Riemann surface and separation of a Riemann surface into two components. The tachyons of… Expand

90 4- PDF

Deconstructing noncommutativity with a giant fuzzy moose

- A. Adams, Michal Fabinger
- Physics
- 9 November 2001

We argue that the worldvolume theories of D-branes probing orbifolds with discrete torsion develop, in the large quiver limit, new non-commutative directions. This provides an explicit… Expand

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