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    Non-Critical Strings in Robertson-Walker Space Time

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    I consider a D+1 dimensional nonlinear σ\sigma model based on a possible interpretation of the Liouville field as a physical time. The Weyl invariance of this theory gives us restrictions for the background fields and the parameters of the theory, e.g.\ for trivial background one obtains the known regions for the dimension of the space-time (\leq1 or \geq25). For a Robertson-Walker space time a special solution of these equations is discussed.Comment: 9 page

    Static N=2 Black Holes For Quadratic Prepotentials

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    We employ the principle of minimal central charge and study the entropy of N=2 black holes corresponding to the most general quadratic prepotential. We also give a static black hole solution for these models in which the scalar moduli are non constants. Finally, we speculate on the microscopic origin for our solution.Comment: 8 pages, Latex fil

    Supersymmetric Intersecting D6-Branes and Fluxes in Massive Type IIA String Theory

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    We study N=1 supersymmetric four-dimensional solutions of massive Type IIA supergravity with intersecting D6-branes in the presence NS-NS three-form fluxes. We derive N=1 supersymmetry conditions for the D6-brane and flux configurations in an internal manifold X6 and derive the intrinsic torsion (or SU(3)-structure) related to the fluxes. In the absence of fluxes, N=1 supersymmetry implies that D6-branes wrap supersymmetric three-cycles of X6 that intersect at angles of SU(3) rotations and the geometry is deformed by SU(3)-structures. The presence of fluxes breaks the SU(3) structures to SU(2) and the D6-branes intersect at angles of SU(2) rotations; non-zero mass parameter corresponds to D8-branes which are orthogonal to the common cycle of all D6-branes. The anomaly inflow indicates that the gauge theory on intersecting (massive) D6-branes is not chiral

    Bent BPS domain walls of D=5 N=2 gauged supergravity coupled to hypermultiplets

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    Within D=5 N=2 gauged supergravity coupled to hypermultiplets we derive consistency conditions for BPS domain walls with constant negative curvature on the wall. For such wall solutions to exist, the covariant derivative of the projector, governing the constraint on the Killing spinor, has to be non-zero and proportional to the cosmological constant on the domain walls. We also prove that in this case solutions of the Killing spinor equations are solutions of the equations of motion. We present explicit, analytically solved examples of such domain walls, employing the universal hypermultiplet fields. These examples involve the running of two scalar fields and the space-time in the transverse direction that is cut off at a critical distance, governed by the magnitude of the negative cosmological constant on the wall.Comment: 18 pages, Late

    A Monopole Solution in open String Theory

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    We investigate a solution of the Weyl invariance conditions in open string theory in 4 dimensions. In the closed string sector this solution is a combination of the SU(2) Wess--Zumino--Witten model and a Liouville theory. The investigation is carried out in the σ\sigma model approach where we have coupled all massless modes (especially an abelian gauge field via the boundary) and tachyon fields. Neglecting all higher derivatives in the field strength we get an exact result which can be interpreted as a monopole configuration living in non--trivial space time. The masses of both tachyon fields are quantized by cwzwc_{wzw} and vanish for cwzw=1c_{wzw} = 1.Comment: 14 pages, Latex, DESY 93-15

    Fluxes in M-theory on 7-manifolds and G structures

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    We consider warp compactifications of M-theory on 7-manifolds in the presence of 4-form fluxes and investigate the constraints imposed by supersymmetry. As long as the 7-manifold supports only one Killing spinor we infer from the Killing spinor equations that non-trivial 4-form fluxes will necessarily curve the external 4-dimensional space. On the other hand, if the 7-manifold has at least two Killing spinors, there is a non-trivial Killing vector yielding a reduction of the 7-manifold to a 6-manifold and we confirm that 4-form fluxes can be incorporated if one includes non-trivial SU(3) structures.Comment: 13 pages, Latex; minor changes & add reference