New non-trivial vacuum structures in supersymmetric field theories

Keith R Dienes, Brooks Thomas

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Abstract

In this talk, we present three examples of new non-trivial vacuum structures that can occur in supersymmetric field theories, along with explicit models in which they arise. The first forms the basis of a metastable SUSY-breaking scenario in which no flat directions or runaways appear in the classical potential and no non-perturbative physics is required for vacuum stability. The second consists of large (and even infinite) towers of metastable vacua which exhibit a rich set of instanton-induced vacuum tunneling dynamics. The third consists of an infinite number of degenerate vacua and gives rise to a Bloch-wave ground state and a vacuum "band" structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages391-396
Number of pages6
Volume1116
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventXIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields and Mini-Courses of the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields - Hermosillo and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico
Duration: Oct 2 2008Oct 11 2008

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OtherXIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields and Mini-Courses of the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields
CountryMexico
CityHermosillo and San Carlos, Sonora
Period10/2/0810/11/08

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Keywords

  • Metastability
  • Supersymmetry
  • Vacuum structure

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Dienes, K. R., & Thomas, B. (2009). New non-trivial vacuum structures in supersymmetric field theories. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1116, pp. 391-396) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3131581

New non-trivial vacuum structures in supersymmetric field theories. / Dienes, Keith R; Thomas, Brooks.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1116 2009. p. 391-396.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Dienes, KR & Thomas, B 2009, New non-trivial vacuum structures in supersymmetric field theories. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1116, pp. 391-396, XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields and Mini-Courses of the XIII Mexican School of Particles and Fields, Hermosillo and San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico, 10/2/08. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3131581
Dienes KR, Thomas B. New non-trivial vacuum structures in supersymmetric field theories. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1116. 2009. p. 391-396 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3131581
Dienes, Keith R ; Thomas, Brooks. / New non-trivial vacuum structures in supersymmetric field theories. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1116 2009. pp. 391-396
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