University of Minnesota
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Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Thursday, April 2nd 2015
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Chris Brust (Perimeter Institute)
Subject: Resurgent SUSY, Accidental SUSY and String Theory

I will discuss the mechanism of accidental SUSY, the notion of having non-supersymmetric RG flows ending on supersymmetric fixed points, from the point of view of QFT, RS and string theory. I will also discuss the mechanism's utility in BSM model building, specifically as a way of UV-completing natural SUSY in the model of "resurgent SUSY", solving both the little and big hierarchy problems. I will argue that a Z2 orbifold of the Klebanov-Strassler solution exhibits accidental SUSY, and furthermore is a prototype for the strong sector that should be present in resurgent SUSY.

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