We analyze the stability of four-dimensional de Sitter vacua constructed by compactifying massive Type IIA supergravity in the presence of two O8 sources [1]. When embedded in String Theory the first source has a clear interpretation as an O8(-) plane, but the second one could correspond to either an O8(+) plane or to an O8(-) plane with 16 D8-branes on top. We find that this latter solution has a tachyonic instability, corresponding to the D8 branes moving away from the O8(-) plane. We comment on the possible ways of distinguishing between these sources.

Iosif Bena, G. Bruno De Luca, Mariana Grana, Gabriele Lo Monaco (2021). Oh, wait, O8 de Sitter may be unstable!. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2021(3) [10.1007/jhep03(2021)168].

Oh, wait, O8 de Sitter may be unstable!

Gabriele Lo Monaco
2021-03-17

Abstract

We analyze the stability of four-dimensional de Sitter vacua constructed by compactifying massive Type IIA supergravity in the presence of two O8 sources [1]. When embedded in String Theory the first source has a clear interpretation as an O8(-) plane, but the second one could correspond to either an O8(+) plane or to an O8(-) plane with 16 D8-branes on top. We find that this latter solution has a tachyonic instability, corresponding to the D8 branes moving away from the O8(-) plane. We comment on the possible ways of distinguishing between these sources.
17-mar-2021
Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli E Metodi Matematici
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/JHEP03(2021)168
Iosif Bena, G. Bruno De Luca, Mariana Grana, Gabriele Lo Monaco (2021). Oh, wait, O8 de Sitter may be unstable!. JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, 2021(3) [10.1007/jhep03(2021)168].
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