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Boomerang RG flows in M-theory with intermediate scaling

Donos, Aristomenis; Gauntlett, Jerome P.; Rosen, Christopher; Sosa-Rodriguez, Omar

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Jerome P. Gauntlett

Christopher Rosen

Omar Sosa-Rodriguez


We construct novel RG flows of D=11 supergravity that asymptotically approach AdS4 × S7 in the UV with deformations that break spatial translations in the dual field theory. In the IR the solutions return to exactly the same AdS4 × S7 vacuum, with a renormalisation of relative length scales, and hence we refer to the flows as ‘boomerang RG flows’. For sufficiently large deformations, on the way to the IR the solutions also approach two distinct intermediate scaling regimes, each with hyperscaling violation. The first regime is Lorentz invariant with dynamical exponent z = 1 while the second has z = 5/2. Neither ofthe two intermediatescaling regimesare associatedwith exact hyperscaling violation solutions of D = 11 supergravity. The RG flow solutions are constructed using the four dimensional N = 2 STU gauged supergravity theory with vanishing gauge fields, but non-vanishing scalar and pseudoscalar fields. In the ABJM dual field theory the flows are driven by spatially modulated deformation parameters for scalar and fermion bilinear operators.


Donos, A., Gauntlett, J. P., Rosen, C., & Sosa-Rodriguez, O. (2017). Boomerang RG flows in M-theory with intermediate scaling. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017(7), Article 128.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 8, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 26, 2017
Publication Date Jul 26, 2017
Deposit Date Aug 16, 2017
Publicly Available Date Aug 16, 2017
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2017
Issue 7
Article Number 128


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© The Author(s) 2017 Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons<br /> Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.

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