A slice of AdS5 as the large N limit of Seiberg duality

Steven Abel, Tony Gherghetta

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A slice of AdS5 is used to provide a 5D gravitational description of 4D stronglycoupled Seiberg dual gauge theories. An (electric) SU(N) gauge theory in the conformal window at large N is described by the 5D bulk, while its weakly coupled (magnetic) dual is confined to the IR brane. This framework can be used to construct an N = 1 MSSM on the IR brane, reminiscent of the original Randall-Sundrum model. In addition, we use our framework to study strongly-coupled scenarios of supersymmetry breaking mediated by gauge forces. This leads to a unified scenario that connects the extra-ordinary gauge mediation limit to the gaugino mediation limit in warped space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-42
Number of pages42
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 30 2010

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  • Gauge-gravity correspondence
  • Supersymmetry and duality
  • Technicolor and composite models


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