S-duality and the universal isometries of instanton corrected q-map spaces

Author:

Vicente Cortés, Iván Tulli

Keyword:

Mathematics, Differential Geometry, Differential Geometry (math.DG), High Energy Physics - Theory (hep-th)

journal:

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date:

2023-06-01 16:00:00

Abstract

Given a conical affine special K\"{a}hler (CASK) manifold together with a compatible mutually local variation of BPS structures, one can construct a quaternionic-K\"{a}hler (QK) manifold. We call the resulting QK manifold an instanton corrected c-map space. Our main aim is to study the isometries of a subclass of instanton corrected c-map spaces associated to projective special real (PSR) manifolds with a compatible mutually local variation of BPS structures. We call the latter subclass instanton corrected q-map spaces. In the setting of Calabi-Yau compactifications of type IIB string theory, instanton corrected q-map spaces are related to the hypermultiplet moduli space metric with perturbative corrections, together with worldsheet, D(-1) and D1 instanton corrections. In the physics literature, it has been shown that the hypermultiplet metric with such corrections must have an $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$ acting by isometries, related to S-duality. We give a mathematical treatment of this result, specifying under which conditions instanton corrected q-map spaces carry an action by isometries by $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$ or some of its subgroups. We further study the universal isometries of instanton corrected q-map spaces, and compare them to the universal isometries of tree-level q-map spaces. Finally, we give an explicit example of a non-trivial instanton corrected q-map space with full $\mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$ acting by isometries and admitting a quotient of finite volume by a discrete group of isometries.