Accession Number DE2012-1054528
Title Moduli Stabilization and the Holographic RG for AdS and dS.
Publication Date Nov 2012
Media Count 29p
Personal Author B. Horn E. Silverstein G. Torroba X. Dong
Abstract We relate moduli stabilization (V = 0) in the bulk of AdSD or dSD to basic properties of the Wilsonian effective action in the holographic dual theory on dSD.1: the single-trace terms in the action have vanishing beta functions, and higher-trace couplings are determined purely from lower-trace ones. In the de Sitter case, this encodes the maximal symmetry of the bulk spacetime in a quantity which is accessible within an observer patch. Along the way, we clarify the role of counterterms, constraints, and operator redundancy in the Wilsonian holographic RG prescription, reproducing the expected behavior of the trace of the stress-energy tensor in the dual for both AdSD and dSD. We further show that metastability of the gravity-side potential energy corresponds to a nonperturbatively small imaginary contribution to the Wilsonian action of pure de Sitter, a result consistent with the need for additional degrees of freedom in the holographic description of its ultimate decay.
Keywords Beta functions
Decay
Dual theory
Gravity
Holography
Moduli
Stabilization
Symmetry


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 46 - Physics
82A - Holography
Corporate Author Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC02-76SF00515

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