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Black Holes and Fourfolds

Abstract : We establish the relation between the structure governing supersymmetric and non-supersymmetric four- and five-dimensional black holes and multicenter solutions and Calabi-Yau flux compactifications of M-theory and type IIB string theory. We find that the known BPS and almost-BPS multicenter black hole solutions can be interpreted as GKP compactifications with (2,1) and (0,3) imaginary self-dual flux. We also show that the most general GKP compactification leads to new classes of BPS and non-BPS multicenter solutions. We explore how these solutions fit into N=2 truncations, and elucidate how supersymmetry becomes camouflaged. As a necessary tool in our exploration we show how the fields in the largest N=2 truncation fit inside the six-torus compactification of eleven-dimensional supergravity.
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Iosif Bena, Hagen Triendl, Bert Vercnocke. Black Holes and Fourfolds. Journal of High Energy Physics, Springer, 2012, pp.124. ⟨10.1007/JHEP08(2012)124⟩. ⟨cea-00825607⟩

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