Strings versus supersymmetric GUTs: can they be reconciled?

Riccardo Barbieri, Gia Dvali, Alessandro Strumia

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    We describe a class of supersymmetric unified models with the following properties: i) the full breaking of the gauge group is achieved by Higgs fields in the fundamental representation; ii) the correct unification of the strong and electroweak coupling constants is obtained without the need of any intermediate scale; iii) the problems of the doublet-triplet splitting and of the proton decay at dimension-5 level may receive a natural solution. The models, other than being interesting unified field theories per se, may constitute examples of string-derivable GUTs.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)79-82
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysics Letters B
    Issue number1-2
    StatePublished - Jul 28 1994

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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