“Brane supersymmetry breaking” is a peculiar phenomenon that can occur in perturbative orientifold vacua. It results from the simultaneous presence, in the vacuum, of non–mutually BPS sets of BPS branes and orientifolds, which leave behind a net tension and thus a runaway potential, but no tachyons. In the simplest ten–dimensional realization, the low– lying modes combine the closed sector of type–I supergravity with an open sector including USp(32) gauge bosons, fermions in the antisymmetric 495 and an additional singlet playing the role of a goldstino. We review some properties of this system and of other non–tachyonic models in ten dimensions with broken supersymmetry, and we illustrate some puzzles that their very existence raises, together with some applications that they have stimulated.

An update on brane supersymmetry breaking

A. Sagnotti
Investigation
2017

Abstract

“Brane supersymmetry breaking” is a peculiar phenomenon that can occur in perturbative orientifold vacua. It results from the simultaneous presence, in the vacuum, of non–mutually BPS sets of BPS branes and orientifolds, which leave behind a net tension and thus a runaway potential, but no tachyons. In the simplest ten–dimensional realization, the low– lying modes combine the closed sector of type–I supergravity with an open sector including USp(32) gauge bosons, fermions in the antisymmetric 495 and an additional singlet playing the role of a goldstino. We review some properties of this system and of other non–tachyonic models in ten dimensions with broken supersymmetry, and we illustrate some puzzles that their very existence raises, together with some applications that they have stimulated.
“International School of Subnuclear Physics”, 55th Course, Erice, June 14 – 23 2017
Erice
June 14 – 23 2017
Subnuclear Series (Proceedings of the Erice School of Subnuclear Physics)
World Scientific
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