Quantizing Script N = 2 multicenter solutions
Abstract
Script N = 2 supergravity in four dimensions, or equivalently Script N = 1 supergravity in five dimensions, has an interesting set of BPS solutions that each correspond to a number of charged centers. This set contains black holes, black rings and their bound states, as well as many smooth solutions. Moduli spaces of such solutions carry a natural symplectic form which we determine, and which allows us to study their quantization. By counting the resulting wavefunctions we come to an independent derivation of some of the wallcrossing formulae. Knowledge of the explicit form of these wavefunctions allows us to find quantum resolutions to some apparent classical paradoxes such as solutions with barely bound centers and those with an infinitely deep throat. We show that quantum effects seem to cap off the throat at a finite depth and we give an estimate for the corresponding mass gap in the dual CFT. This is an interesting example of a system where quantum effects cannot be neglected at macroscopic scales even though the curvature is everywhere small.
 Publication:

Journal of High Energy Physics
 Pub Date:
 May 2009
 DOI:
 10.1088/11266708/2009/05/002
 arXiv:
 arXiv:0807.4556
 Bibcode:
 2009JHEP...05..002D
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 49 pages + appendices