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Reducing heterotic M-theory to five dimensional supergravity on a manifold with boundary

Moss, Ian G.; Omotani, John T.; Saffin, Paul M.

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Authors

Ian G. Moss

John T. Omotani

PAUL SAFFIN PAUL.SAFFIN@NOTTINGHAM.AC.UK
Professor of Physics



Abstract

This paper constructs the reduction of heterotic M-theory in eleven dimensions to a supergravity model on a manifold with boundary in five dimensions using a Calabi-Yau three-fold. New results are presented for the boundary terms in the action and for the boundary conditions on the bulk fields. Some general features of dualisation on a manifold with boundary are used to explain the origin of some topological terms in the action. The effect of gaugino condensation on the fermion boundary conditions leads to a `twist' in the chirality of the gravitino which can provide an uplifting mechanism in the vacuum energy to cancel the cosmological constant after moduli stabilisation.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 5, 2011
Publication Date Oct 19, 2011
Deposit Date Apr 24, 2017
Publicly Available Date Apr 24, 2017
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2011
Issue 10
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP10%282011%29088
Keywords Supergravity Models, M-Theory
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/708474
Publisher URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FJHEP10%282011%29088

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