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Minkowski flux vacua of type II supergravities

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Andriot,  David
Quantum Gravity & Unified Theories, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Andriot, D., Blåbäck, J., & Van Riet, T. (2017). Minkowski flux vacua of type II supergravities. Physical Review Letters, 118: 011603. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.011603.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002B-6147-F
Abstract
We study flux compactifications of 10d type II supergravities to 4d Minkowski space-time, supported by parallel orientifold Op-planes with 3 $\leq$ p $\leq$ 8. Upon few geometric restrictions, the 4d Ricci scalar can be written as a negative sum of squares involving BPS-like conditions. Setting all squares to zero provides automatically a solution to 10d equations of motion. This way, we characterise a broad class, if not the complete set, of Minkowski flux vacua. We also conjecture an extension to include non-geometric fluxes. None of our results rely on supersymmetry.