Gaugino and scalar masses in the landscape

Joseph P. Conlon, Fernando Quevedo

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In this letter we demonstrate the genericity of suppressed gaugino masses Ma ∼ m3/2/ln (MPlanck/m3/2) in the IIB string landscape, by showing that this relation holds for D7-brane gauginos whenever the associated modulus is stabilised by nonperturbative effects. Although m3/2 and Ma take many different values across the landscape, the above small mass hierarchy is maintained. We show that it is valid for models with an arbitrary number of moduli and applies to both the KKLT and exponentially large volume approaches to Kähler moduli stabilisation. In the latter case we explicitly calculate gaugino and moduli masses for compactifications on the two-modulus Calabi-Yau 4 [1,1,1,6,9]. In the large-volume scenario we also show that soft scalar masses are approximately universal with mi2 ∼ m3/22(1+i), with the non-universality parametrised by i ∼ 1/ln (MP/m3/2) 2 ∼ (1/1000). We briefly discuss possible phenomenological implications of our results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number029
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 1 2006


  • Superstring Vacua
  • Superstrings and Heterotic Strings
  • Supersymmetry Breaking
  • Supersymmetry Phenomenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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