Coudarchet, Thibaut Partouche, Hervé

We derive the masses acquired at one loop by massless scalars in the Neumann-Dirichlet sector of open strings, when supersymmetry is spontaneously broken. It is done by computing two-point functions of "boundary-changing vertex operators" inserted on the boundaries of the annulus and M\"obius strip. This requires the evaluation of correlators of "e...

Addazi, Andrea Ketov, Sergei V. Khlopov, Maxim Yu.
Published in
The European Physical Journal C

We study production of gravitino and Polonyi particles in the minimal Starobinsky-Polonyi N=1\documentclass[12pt]{minimal} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{wasysym} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsbsy} \usepackage{mathrsfs} \usepackage{upgreek} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{-69pt} \begin{document}$$\mathcal {N}=1$$\end{docume...

Angelantonj, Carlo Partouche, Herve Pradisi, Gianfranco

The moduli space of toroidal type I vacua, which are consistent at the non-perturbative level, consists of independent branches characterized by the number (0, 16 or 32) of rigid branes sitting on top of orientifold planes. This structure persists also when supersymmetry is spontaneously broken a la Scherk-Schwarz. We show that all the components o...

Partouche, Hervé de Vaulchier, Balthazar

When supersymmetry is spontaneously broken at tree level, the spectrum of the heterotic string compactified on orbifolds of tori contains an infinite number of potentially tachyonic modes. We show that this implies instabilities of Minkowski spacetime, when the scale of supersymmetry breaking is of the order of the string scale. We derive the phase...

Coudarchet, Thibaut Partouche, Hervé

We consider an open string orbifold model realizing the $\mathcal{N}=2\to \mathcal{N}=0$ spontaneous breaking of supersymmetry in four dimensional Minkowski spacetime. We show that in the region of moduli space where the supersymmetry breaking scale is lower than the other scales, there are tachyon free backgrounds with exponentially small effectiv...

Matsumoto, Shigeki Shirai, Satoshi Takeuchi, Michihisa
Published in
Journal of High Energy Physics

Electroweak-interacting massive particles (EWIMPs) exist in a broad class of new physics models beyond the Standard Model. Searching for such particles is one of most primary goal at the LHC and future colliders. The EWIMP generally affects the LHC signatures through quantum corrections even without direct productions. By measuring the Standard Mod...

Coudarchet, Thibaut Partouche, Herve

We analyze quantum no-scale regimes (QNSR) in perturbative heterotic string compactified on tori, with total spontaneous breaking of supersymmetry. We show that for marginal deformations initially at any point in moduli space, the dynamics of a flat, homogeneous and isotropic universe can always be attracted to a QNSR. This happens independently of...

Florakis, Ioannis

We review recent progress in addressing the decompactification problem of gauge couplings in the context of heterotic string theory with spontaneous supersymmetry breaking. This problem is particularly relevant in large volume scenarios where quantum corrections to gauge couplings typically explode and the theory is driven to the non-perturbative r...

Coudarchet, Thibaut Fleming, Claude Partouche, Herve

We show that in generic no-scale models in string theory, the flat, expanding cosmological evolutions found at the quantum level can be attracted to a "quantum no-scale regime", where the no-scale structure is restored asymptotically. In this regime, the quantum effective potential is dominated by the classical kinetic energies of the no-scale modu...

Bellazzini, Brando
Published in
Journal of High Energy Physics

We derive positivity bounds for scattering amplitudes of particles with arbitrary spin using unitarity, analyticity and crossing symmetry. The bounds imply the positivity of certain low-energy coefficients of the effective action that controls the dynamics of the light degrees of freedom. We show that low-energy amplitudes strictly softer than O(p4...