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(22.11.) AdS4-Graviton mass from Holography

Ioannis Lavdas (Paris)

22.11.2018 at 16:15

We present a class of AdS4 vacua of type IIB string theory for which the lowest-lying graviton is allowed to obtain a small mass, motivated by the holographic duality between these solutions and a certain class of 3d N=4 superconformal field theories. We derive a universal formula for the mass of the graviton, comment on its qualitative attributes and extend our discussion to closely-related bimetric models.

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