Spontaneous symmetry breaking in tensor theories

  • P. DiazEmail author
  • J. A. Rosabal
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


In this work we study spontaneous symmetry breaking patterns in tensor models. We focus on the patterns which lead to effective matrix theories transforming in the adjoint of U(N). We find the explicit form of the Goldstone bosons which are organized as matrix multiplets in the effective theory. The choice of these symmetry breaking patterns is motivated by the fact that, in some contexts, matrix theories are dual to gravity theories. Based on this, we aim to build a bridge between tensor theories, quantum gravity and holography.


M(atrix) Theories Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Effective Field Theories 


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  1. 1.Fields, Gravity & Strings @ CTPU, Institute for Basic ScienceDaejeonKorea

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