Bubble instability of mIIA on AdS_4 x S^6

2021-11-01 13:00 - 14:00

Abstract: Recently, a set of non-supersymmetric AdS_4 vacua of massive type IIA string theory has been constructed. These vacua are perturbatively stable with respect to the full KK spectrum of type mIIA supergravity and furthermore, they are stable against a variety of non-perturbative decay channels. Hence, at this point, they represent a serious challenge to the AdS swampland conjecture. In my talk, I will review in detail the construction of these vacua as well as introduce a new decay channel, ultimately sealing their fate as being unstable.