August 28, 2011 to September 2, 2011
US/Central timezone
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Supersymmetry Breaking Triggered by Monopoles

Aug 28, 2011, 2:55 PM
D: Wilson Hall 1 North

D: Wilson Hall 1 North


Dr David Curtin (C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stony Brook)


After briefly reviewing the insights of Seiberg and Witten (1994) which provide a low-energy description of N = 2 SUSY theories featuring massless monopoles, we investigate N = 1 supersymmetric gauge theories where monopole condensation triggers supersymmetry breaking in a metastable vacuum. The low-energy effective theory is an O’Raifeartaigh-like model of the kind investigated recently by Shih where the R-symmetry can be spontaneously broken.

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