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Title: Large Hierarchies from Approximate R Symmetries

We show that hierarchically small vacuum expectation values of the superpotential in supersymmetric theories can be a consequence of an approximate R symmetry. We briefly discuss the role of such small constants in moduli stabilization and understanding the huge hierarchy between the Planck and electroweak scales.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Physik Department T30, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, James-Franck-Strasse, 85748 Garching (Germany)
  2. Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics and Physikalisches Institut der Universitaet Bonn, Nussallee 12, 53115 Bonn (Germany)
  3. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Notkestrasse 85, 22603 Hamburg (Germany)
  4. Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, 80333 Muenchen (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21180313
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 102; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.121602; (c) 2009 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; APPROXIMATIONS; POTENTIALS; STABILIZATION; SUPERSYMMETRY