20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

SU(5) X SU(5) SUSY GUT unification

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Dauphine (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo



Dr David Emmanuel-Costa (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal)


The idea of grand unification in a minimal supersymmetric SU(5)xSU(5) framework is revisited. It is shown that the unification of gauge couplings into a unique coupling constant can be achieved at a high-energy scale compatible with proton decay constraints. This requires the addition of a minimal particle content at intermediate energy scales. In particular, the introduction of the SU(2)_L triplets belonging to the (15,1)+(\bar{15},1) representations, as well as of the scalar triplet \Sigma_3 and octet \Sigma_8 in the (24,1) representation, turns out to be crucial for unification. The masses of these intermediate particles can vary over a wide range, and even lie in the TeV region. In contrast, the exotic vector-like fermions must be heavy enough and have masses above 10^10 GeV. We also show that, if the SU(5)xSU(5) theory is embedded into a heterotic string scenario, it is not possible to achieve gauge coupling unification with gravity at the perturbative string scale.

Primary authors

Dr David Emmanuel-Costa (Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal) Dr Edison T. Franco (Campinas State Uni.) Ricardo Gonzalez Felipe ((Lisbon, ISEL & Lisbon, CFTP & Lisbon, IST)

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