4pm - 5pm
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Supersymmetry Enhancement of Heterotic Horizons
A seminar in the Fields, Strings, and Geometry Group research seminar series.
University of Surrey
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The supersymmetry of near-horizon geometries in heterotic supergravity is considered. A necessary and sufficient condition for a solution to preserve more than the minimal N = 2 supersymmetry is obtained. A supersymmetric near-horizon solution is constructed which is a U(1) fibration of AdS3 over a particular Aloff-Wallach space. It is proven that this solution preserves the conditions required for N = 2 supersymmetry, but does not satisfy the necessary condition required for further supersymmetry enhancement. Hence, there exist supersymmetric near-horizon heterotic solutions preserving exactly N = 2 supersymmetry.