Spontaneous supersymmetry breaking induced by particle mixing

Not scheduled
Hotel Catalonia Plaza (Barcelona)

Hotel Catalonia Plaza


Hotel Catalonia Plaza, Plaça Espanya, 6-8
Posters (last call deadline 30th June)


Dr Antonio Capolupo (University of Salerno)


It is conjectured that flavor mixing furnishes a universal mechanism for the spontaneous breaking of supersymmetry. The conjecture is proved explicitly for the mixing of two chiral N = 1 supermultiplets and arguments for its general validity are given. That is an instance of the O’Raifeartaigh Lagrangian for which there is no tree-level nor perturbative breaking. Nonetheless, the dynamical breaking occurs due to the vacuum condensate, a mixing-induced nonperturbative effect that lifts the zero point energy.

Parallel Session Dark Matter, Astroparticle Physics

Primary author

Dr Antonio Capolupo (University of Salerno)

Presentation materials

There are no materials yet.