# TH Preprints

2017-03-31
07:54
 Continuum limit and universality of the Columbia plot / de Forcrand, Philippe (ETH, Zurich (main) ; CERN) ; D'Elia, Massimo (INFN, Pisa ; Pisa U.) Results on the thermal transition of QCD with 3 degenerate flavors, in the lower-left corner of the Columbia plot, are puzzling. [...] arXiv:1702.00330 ; CERN-TH-2017-022. - 7 p. Full text - Fulltext

2017-03-30
07:25
 A Worm Algorithm for the Lattice CP(N-1) Model / Rindlisbacher, Tobias (Zurich, ETH) ; de Forcrand, Philippe (Zurich, ETH ; CERN) The CP(N-1) model in 2D is an interesting toy model for 4D QCD as it possesses confinement, asymptotic freedom and a non-trivial vacuum structure. [...] CERN-TH-2017-060 ; arXiv:1703.08571. - 7 p. Full text

2017-03-14
16:44
 Dark Matter "Transporting" Mechanism Explaining Positron Excesses / Kim, Doojin (CERN) ; Park, Jong-Chul (Chungnam Natl. U.) ; Shin, Seodong (Yonsei U.) We propose a novel mechanism to explain the positron excesses, which are observed by satellite-based telescopes including PAMELA and AMS-02, in dark matter (DM) scenarios. [...] CERN-TH-2017-036 ; arXiv:1702.02944. - 5 p. Full text

2017-03-10
11:06
 On the Octonionic Self Duality equations of 3-brane Instantons / Floratos, Emmanuel (Democritos Nucl. Res. Ctr. ; Athens, U. ; CERN) ; Leontaris, George K. (CERN ; Ioannina U.) We study the octonionic selfduality equations for $p=3$-branes in the light cone gauge and we construct explicitly, instanton solutions for spherical and toroidal topologies in various flat spacetime dimensions $(D=5+1,7+1,8+1,9+1)$, extending previous results for $p=2$ membranes. [...] CERN-TH-2017-045 ; arXiv:1702.08063. - 15 p. Full text

2017-02-25
07:55
 Topics in Higgs Physics / Ellis, John (King's Coll. London ; CERN) These lecture notes review the theoretical background to the Higgs boson, provide an introduction to its phenomenology, and describe the experimental tests that lead us to think that "beyond any reasonable doubt, it is a Higgs boson". [...] KCL-PH-TH-2017-09 ; CERN-TH-2017-039 ; arXiv:1702.05436. - 40 p. Preprint

2017-02-23
07:06
 Multiple D3-instantons and mock modular forms II / Alexandrov, Sergei (U. Montpellier, L2C ; CERN) ; Banerjee, Sibasish (IPhT, Saclay) ; Manschot, Jan (Trinity Coll., Dublin ; Hamilton Math. Inst., Dublin) ; Pioline, Boris (CERN ; Paris, LPTHE ; UPMC, Paris (main)) We analyze the modular properties of D3-brane instanton corrections to the hypermultiplet moduli space in type IIB string theory compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold. [...] L2C:17-011 ; CERN-TH-2017-040 ; IPHT-T17-020 ; arXiv:1702.05497. - 2017. - 48 p. Preprint

2017-02-09
08:13
 Four-derivative couplings and BPS dyons in heterotic CHL orbifolds / Bossard, Guillaume (Ecole Polytechnique, CPHT) ; Cosnier-Horeau, Charles (Ecole Polytechnique, CPHT ; UPMC, Paris (main) ; Paris, LPTHE) ; Pioline, Boris (UPMC, Paris (main) ; Paris, LPTHE ; CERN) Three-dimensional string models with half-maximal supersymmetry are believed to be invariant under a large U-duality group which unifies the S and T dualities in four dimensions. [...] CERN-TH-2017-028 ; CPHT-RR004.022017 ; arXiv:1702.01926. - 72 p. Preprint

2017-01-20
07:22
 Supergravity and its Legacy / Ferrara, S. (CERN ; Frascati ; UCLA) A personal recollection of events that preceded the construction of Supergravity and of some subsequent developments.. CERN-TH-2017-004 ; arXiv:1701.04317. - 9 p. Preprint

2016-11-13
02:13
 Detecting kinematic boundary surfaces in phase space and particle mass measurements in SUSY-like events We critically examine the classic endpoint method for particle mass determination, focusing on difficult corners of parameter space, where some of the measurements are not independent, while others are adversely affected by the experimental resolution. [...] CERN-TH-2016-235. - 2016. - 50. Full text - Full text

2016-10-26
08:35
 Linearized supergravity with a dynamical preferred frame / Marakulin, Arthur (Moscow, INR) ; Sibiryakov, Sergey (Moscow, INR ; CERN ; Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne) We study supersymmetric extension of the Einstein-aether gravitational model where local Lorentz invariance is broken down to the subgroup of spatial rotations by a vacuum expectation value of a timelike vector field. [...] arXiv:1610.07805 ; CERN-TH-2016-219 ; INR-TH-2016-038. - 2016. - 35 p. Preprint - Full text