Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2016:173 | Cite as

Neutrino mass from M theory SO(10)

  • Bobby S. Acharya
  • Krzysztof Bożek
  • Miguel Crispim RomãoEmail author
  • Stephen F. King
  • Chakrit Pongkitivanichkul
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study the origin of neutrino mass from SO(10) arising from M Theory compactified on a G 2-manifold. This is linked to the problem of the breaking of the extra U(1) gauge group, in the SU(5) × U(1) subgroup of SO(10), which we show can achieved via a (generalised) Kolda-Martin mechanism. The resulting neutrino masses arise from a combination of the seesaw mechanism and induced R-parity breaking contributions. The rather complicated neutrino mass matrix is analysed for one neutrino family and it is shown how phenomenologically acceptable neutrino masses can emerge.


GUT Neutrino Physics Compactification and String Models Supersymmetric Standard Model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bobby S. Acharya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Bożek
    • 1
  • Miguel Crispim Romão
    • 3
    Email author
  • Stephen F. King
    • 3
  • Chakrit Pongkitivanichkul
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKing’s CollegeLondonU.K.
  2. 2.International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly
  3. 3.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonU.K.

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