The Weak Gravity Conjecture in three dimensions

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dc.contributor.author Montero, Miguel
dc.contributor.author Shiu, Gary
dc.contributor.author Soler, Pablo
dc.contributor.other UAM. Departamento de Física Teórica es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-06T13:23:15Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-06T13:23:15Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-28
dc.identifier.citation Journal of High Energy Physics 2016.10 (2016): 159 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1029-8479 (online) es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1126-6708 (print) es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10486/676729
dc.description Journal of High Energy Physics 2016.10 (2016): 159 reproduced by permission of Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) en_US
dc.description.abstract We study weakly coupled U(1) theories in AdS3, their associated charged BTZ solutions, and their charged spectra. We find that modular invariance of the holographic dual two-dimensional CFT and compactness of the gauge group together imply the existence of charged operators with conformal dimension significantly below the black hole threshold. We regard this as a form of the Weak Gravity Conjecture (WGC) in three dimensions. We also explore the constraints posed by modular invariance on a particular discrete ZN symmetry which arises in our discussion. In this case, modular invariance does not guarantee the existence of light ZN -charged states. We also highlight the differences between our discussion and the usual heuristic arguments for the WGC based on black hole remnants en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is partially supported by the grants FPA2015-65480-P from the MINECO, the ERC Advanced Grant SPLE under contract ERC-2012-ADG-20120216-320421 and the grant SEV-2012-0249 of the “Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa” Programme. M.M. is supported by a “La Caixa” Ph.D scholarship. G.S. and P.S. are supported in part by the DOE grant DE-FG-02-95ER40896, the Kellett Award of the University of Wisconsin, and the HKRGC grants HUKST4/CRF/13G, 604231 and 16304414. MM and GS thank the StringPheno 2016 conference at the University of Ioannina for hospitality during the final stages of this work en_US
dc.format.extent 36 pag. es_ES
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en_US
dc.publisher SISSA en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of High Energy Physics en_US
dc.rights © 2016, The Author(s) en_US
dc.subject.other AdS-CFT Correspondence en_US
dc.subject.other Black Holes in String Theory en_US
dc.subject.other Discrete Symmetries en_US
dc.subject.other Gauge Symmetry en_US
dc.title The Weak Gravity Conjecture in three dimensions en_US
dc.type article en
dc.subject.eciencia Física es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP10(2016)159 es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/JHEP10(2016)159 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 159 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationissue 10 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 159 es_ES
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 2016 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. FPA2015-65480-P es_ES
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. SEV-2012-0249 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/320421 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
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