One-loop stabilization of the fuzzy four-sphere via softly broken SUSY

2015, October 20
Harold C. Steinacker
  1510.05779v1.pdf

We describe a stabilization mechanism for fuzzy $S^4_N$ in the Euclidean IIB matrix model in the presence of a positive mass term. The one-loop effective potential for the radius contains an attractive contribution attributed to supergravity, while the mass term induces a repulsive contribution for small radius due to SUSY breaking. This leads to a stabilization of the radius. The mechanism should be pertinent to recent results on the genesis of 3+1-dimensional space-time in the Minkowskian IIB model.