Spontaneous Supersymmetry Breaking and Metastable Vacua

  • G. Domokos
  • S. Kovesi-Domokos
Part of the Studies in the Natural Sciences book series (SNS, volume 20)


The question of a dynamical breakdown of supersymmetry is discussed and a recently proved “no-go theorem” is reviewed. We analyze the possibility that a supersymmetry-breaking vacuum is metastable. Long lifetimes of such vacua can be easily achieved without fine-tuning the parameters of the models. Models with metastable vacua can be made quite economical: internal symmetries and supersymmetry can be broken by the same Higgs fields at comparable mass scales.


Supersymmetry Breaking SUSY Breaking Vacuum Expectation Value Higgs Field Internal Symmetry 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Domokos
    • 1
  • S. Kovesi-Domokos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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