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We obtain the vacuum solutions for M-theory compactified on eight-manifolds with non-vanishing four-form flux by analyzing the scalar potential appearing in the threedimensional theory. Many of these vacua are not supersymmetric and yet have a vanishing three-dimensional cosmological constant.We show that in the context of type-IIB compactifications on… (More)
We investigate, at the microscopic level, the compatibility between D-term potentials from world-volume fluxes on D7-branes and non-perturbative superpotentials arising from gaugino condensation on a different stack of D7-branes. This is motivated by attempts to construct metastable de Sitter vacua in type IIB string theory via D-term uplifts. We find a… (More)
We construct electrically charged AdS5 black hole solutions whose charge, mass and boost-parameters vary slowly with the space-time coordinates. From the perspective of the dual theory, these are equivalent to hydrodynamic configurations with varying chemical potential, temperature and velocity fields. We compute the boundary theory transport coefficients… (More)
We perform the Kaluza-Klein reduction of M-theory on warped Calabi-Yau fourfolds with non-trivial four-form flux turned on. The resulting scalarand superpotential is computed and compared with the superpotential obtained by Gukov, Vafa and Witten using different methods.
We consider gauge/string duality (in the supergravity approximation) for confining gauge theories. The system under scrutiny is a 5-dimensional consistent truncation of type IIB supergravity obtained using the Papadopoulos-Tseytlin ansatz with boundary momentum added. We develop a gauge-invariant and sigma-modelcovariant approach to the dynamics of… (More)
We evaluate string one-loop contributions to the Kähler metric of closed string moduli in toroidal minimally supersymmetric (Calabi-Yau) orientifolds with D-branes. We focus on the poorly understood N = 1 sectors that receive contributions from all massive string states.
Whereas the C-terminal fragment of neuropeptide Y (NPY) has been structurally well-defined both in solution and as membrane-bound, detailed structural information regarding the proline-rich N-terminus is still missing. The systematic variation of each position by a conformationally constrained pyridone dipeptide building block within the amino terminal… (More)
Looking for string vacua with fixed moduli, we study compactifications of type IIA string theory on Calabi-Yau fourfolds in the presence of generic Ramond-Ramond fields. We explicitly derive the (super)potential induced by Ramond-Ramond fluxes performing a Kaluza-Klein reduction of the ten-dimensional effective action. This can be conveniently achieved in a… (More)
We study heterotic vacua with four supercharges in three and four space-time dimensions and their duals obtained as M/F-theory compactified on Calabi-Yau fourfolds. We focus on their respective moduli spaces and derive the Kähler potential for heterotic vacua obtained as circle compactifications of four-dimensional N = 1 heterotic theories. The Kähler… (More)
String compactifications with non-abelian gauge fields localized on D-branes, with background NSNS and RR 3-form fluxes, and with non-trivial warp factors, can naturally exist within T-dual versions of type I string theory. We develop a systematic procedure to construct the effective bosonic Lagrangian of type I T-dualized along a six-torus, including the… (More)