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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Funding Information:
We thank Mark Goodsell and Jose Santiago for discussions. SAA gratefully acknowledges the Royal Society and the University of Melbourne, and TG the IPPP Durham, for support and hospitality. We also thank Yann Mambrini and Orsay, where part of this work was done. SAA is supported by a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship and the European RTN grant “Unification in the LHC era” (PITN-GA-2009-237920). TG is supported by the Australian Research Council.

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


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