We study the low energy effective action S of gravity, induced by integrating out gauge and matter fields, in a general class of Randall-Sundrum type string compactification scenarios with exponential warp factors. Our method combines dimensional reduction with the holographic map between 5-d supergravity and 4-d large-N field theory. Using the classical supergravity approximation, we derive a flow equation of the effective action S that controls its behavior under scale transformations. We find that as a result each extremum of S automatically describes a complete RG trajectory of classical solutions. This implies that, provided the cosmological constant is canceled in the high energy theory, classical flat space backgrounds naturally remain stable under the RG-flow. The mechanism responsible for this stability is that the non-zero vacuum energy generated by possible phase transitions, is absorbed by a dynamical adjustment of the contraction rate of the warp factor.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Cosmology of Theories beyond the SM
- String Duality
- Superstring Vacua