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Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry and Flux Vacua

Gray, J., He, Y. and Lukas, A. (2006). Algorithmic Algebraic Geometry and Flux Vacua. Journal of High Energy Physics, 0609(031), doi: 10.1088/1126-6708/2006/09/031

Abstract

We develop a new and efficient method to systematically analyse four dimensional effective supergravities which descend from flux compactifications. The issue of finding vacua of such systems, both supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric, is mapped into a problem in computational algebraic geometry. Using recent developments in computer algebra, the problem can then be rapidly dealt with in a completely algorithmic fashion. Two main results are (1) a procedure for calculating constraints which the flux parameters must satisfy in these models if any given type of vacuum is to exist; (2) a stepwise process for finding all of the isolated vacua of such systems and their physical properties. We illustrate our discussion with several concrete examples, some of which have eluded conventional methods so far.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: The original publication is available at http://iopscience.iop.org/1126-6708/2006/09/031/ archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Mathematics
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/867
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