Electroweak unification into a five-dimensional SU(3) at a TeV

Savas Dimopoulos, David Elazzar Kaplan, Neal Weiner

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    We apply a recently proposed mechanism for predicting the weak mixing angle to theories with TeV-size dimensions. "Reconstruction" of the associated moose (or quiver) leads to theories which unify the electroweak forces into a five-dimensional SU(3) symmetry. Quarks live at an orbifold fixed point where SU(3) breaks to the electroweak group. A variety of theories - all sharing the same successful prediction of sin2θW - emerges; they differ primarily by the spatial location of the leptons and the absence or presence of supersymmetry. A particularly interesting theory puts leptons in a Konopinski-Mahmoud triplet and suppresses proton decay by placing quarks and leptons on opposite fixed points.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)124-130
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
    Issue number1-4
    StatePublished - May 16 2002

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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