MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Severin Luest (Ecole Polytechnique)
Title: Maximally Supersymmetric AdS Solutions and their Moduli Spaces
Date: Tue, May 08, 2018, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: Anti-de Sitter solutions of supergravity theories are relevant in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. In this talk I will discuss their moduli spaces which correspond to the conformal manifolds of the dual superconformal field theories. In particular, I will focus on AdS solutions with unbroken supersymmetry of gauged supergravities in all dimensions D >= 4. I will derive criteria on the existence of such solutions in terms of the gauge group of the supergravity. Eventually, I will discuss possible supersymmetry preserving deformations. Under the assumption that the scalar field space is symmetric I will give an explicit recipe for the computation of the moduli space.