Meta-Stable Vacua in Supersymmetric QCD

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Meta-Stable Vacua in Supersymmetric QCD
Authors: Rube, Tomas
Abstract: This masters thesis discusses some aspects of four dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories. More specifically, it discusses a method to break supersymmetry spontaneously in certain gauge theories in a way that bypasses some phenomenological problems. We start by giving a short introduction to supersymmetry and spontaneous supersymmetry breaking. We then discuss a supersymmetric version of QCD and the phenomenon of Seiberg duality. Using these tools we show, following K. Intriligator, N. Seiberg and D. Shih, that supersymmetric QCD has a supersymmetry breaking metastable vacuum for certain number of flavors. We conclude by showing that this metastable vacuum can be made parametrically long lived.
Keywords: Fysik;Physical Sciences
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för fundamental fysik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Fundamental Physics
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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