Gravity cutoff in theories with large discrete symmetries

Gia Dvali, Michele Redi, Sergey Sibiryakov, Arkady Vainshtein

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    We set an upper bound on the gravitational cutoff in theories with exact quantum numbers of large N periodicity, such as ZN discrete symmetries. The bound stems from black hole physics. It is similar to the bound appearing in theories with N particle species, though a priori, a large discrete symmetry does not imply a large number of species. Thus, there emerges a potentially wide class of new theories that address the hierarchy problem by lowering the gravitational cutoff due to the existence of large Z1032-type symmetries.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number151603
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number15
    StatePublished - Oct 10 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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