Anomalous U(1) as a mediator of supersymmetry breaking

Gia Dvali, Alex Pomarol

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


    We point out that an anomalous gauge U(1) symmetry is a natural candidate for being the mediator and messenger of supersymmetry breaking. It facilitates dynamical supersymmetry breaking even in the flat limit. Soft masses are induced by both gravity and the U(1) gauge interactions giving an unusual mass hierarchy in the sparticle spectrum which suppresses flavor violations. This scenario does not suffer from the Polonyi problem.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3728-3731
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number18
    StatePublished - 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


    Dive into the research topics of 'Anomalous U(1) as a mediator of supersymmetry breaking'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this