6D attractors and black hole microstates


Authors: Seyed Morteza Hosseini, Kiril Hristov, Achilleas Passias, and Alberto Zaffaroni
Preprint number: UUITP-41/18

We find a family of AdS2 × M4 supersymmetric solutions of the six-dimensional F(4) gauged supergravity coupled to one vector multiplet that arises as a low energy description of massive type IIA supergravity on (warped) AdS6 × S 4 . M4 is either a Kähler-Einstein manifold or a product of two Riemann surfaces with a constant curvature metric. These solutions correspond to the near-horizon region of a family of static magnetically charged black holes. In the case where M4 is a product of Riemann surfaces, we successfully compare their entropy to a microscopic counting based on the recently computed topologically twisted index of the five-dimensional N = 1 USp(2N) theory with Nf fundamental flavors and an antisymmetric matter field. Furthermore, our results suggest that the near-horizon regions exhibit an attractor mechanism for the scalars in the matter coupled F(4) gauged supergravity, and we give a proposal for it.