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Embedding AdS Black Holes in Ten and Eleven Dimensions
Abstract We construct the non-linear Kaluza-Klein ansatze describing the embeddings of the U (1) 3 , U (1) 4 and U (1) 2 truncations of D = 5, D = 4 and D = 7 gauged supergravities into the type IIBExpand
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Eleven-dimensional origin of string-string duality: A One loop test
Abstract Membrane/ fivebrane duality in D = 11 implies Type IIA string/Type IIA fivebrane duality in D = 10, which in turn implies Type HA string/heterotic string duality in D = 6. To test theExpand
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Anti-de Sitter black holes in gauged N = 8 supergravity
We present new anti-de Sitter black hole solutions of gauged N = 8, SO(8) supergravity, which is the massless sector of the AdS4 × S70 vacuum of M-theory. By focusing on the U(1)4 Cartan subgroup, weExpand
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Coupling constant dependence of the shear viscosity in N=4 supersymmetric Yang–Mills theory
Gauge theory–gravity duality predicts that the shear viscosity of N=4 supersymmetric SU(Nc) Yang–Mills plasma at temperature T in the limit of large Nc and large 't Hooft coupling gYM2Nc isExpand
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Four-dimensional string-string-string triality
Abstract In six space-time dimensions, the heterotic string is dual to a Type IIA string. On further toroidal compactification to four space-time dimensions, the heterotic string acquires an SL(2,Expand
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Universality of the shear viscosity from supergravity duals.
Kovtun, Son, and Starinets proposed a bound on the shear viscosity of any fluid in terms of its entropy density. We argue that this bound is always saturated for gauge theories at large 't HooftExpand
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Mass in anti-de Sitter spaces
The boundary stress tensor approach has proven extremely useful in defining mass and angular momentum in asymptotically anti-de Sitter spaces with CFT duals. An integral part of this method is theExpand
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Hidden spacetime symmetries and generalized holonomy in M-theory ☆
Abstract In M-theory vacua with vanishing 4-form F (4) , one can invoke the ordinary Riemannian holonomy H ⊂SO(10,1) to account for unbroken supersymmetries n =1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 16, 32. However, theExpand
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Higher-derivative couplings in string theory: Dualities and the B field
Abstract The first quantum correction to the IIA string effective action arises at the eight-derivative level and takes the schematic form ( t 8 t 8 − 1 8 ϵ 10 ϵ 10 ) R 4 + B 2 ∧ X 8 . ThisExpand
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Gauged supergravity from type IIB string theory on Yp, q manifolds
We first construct a consistent Kaluza–Klein reduction ansatz for type IIB theory compactified on Sasaki–Einstein manifolds Yp,q with Freund–Rubin 5-form flux giving rise to minimal N=2 gaugedExpand
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