Solitons in five dimensional minimal supergravity: Local charge, exotic ergoregions, and violations of the BPS bound

Geoffrey Compère, Keith Copsey, Sophie De Buyl, Robert B. Mann

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Abstract

We describe a number of striking features of a class of smooth solitons in gauged and ungauged minimal supergravity in five dimensions. The solitons are globally asymptotically flat or asymptotically AdS without any Kaluza-Klein directions but contain a minimal sphere formed when a cycle pinches off in the interior of the spacetime. The solutions carry a local magnetic charge and many have rather unusual ergosurfaces. Perhaps most strikingly, many of the solitons have more electric charge or, in the asymptotically AdS case, more electric charge and angular momentum than is allowed by the usual BPS bound. We comment on, but do not resolve, the new puzzle this raises for AdS/CFT.

Original languageEnglish
Article number047
Number of pages47
JournalThe Journal of high energy physics
Volume2009
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2009

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