%0 Unpublished work
%T An index for flux vacua
%+ Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (L2C)
%A Lüst, Severin
%Z 43 pages, 3 figures
%8 2024-05-10
%D 2024
%Z 2405.04584
%Z Physics [physics]/High Energy Physics - Theory [hep-th]Preprints, Working Papers, ...
%X We propose to use the winding number of the gradient of a scalar potential as a simple topological index that relates critical points in the interior of the scalar field space to the behavior of the potential at the (asymptotic) boundary of the field space. We demonstrate this technique for supersymmetric flux compactifications of M-theory on Calabi-Yau four-folds, and use the Fermat sextic as a simple, one-parameter example.
%G English
%L hal-04572367
%U https://hal.science/hal-04572367
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