Minimal SU(5) Asymptotic Grand Unification

Authors
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Mar 25, 2021
Submission Date
Dec 29, 2020
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.104.075012
Source
arXiv
We present a minimal model of asymptotic grand unification based on an $SU(5)$ gauge theory in a compact $S^1/(\mathbb{Z}_2 \times \mathbb{Z}'_2)$ orbifold. The gauge couplings run to a unified fixed point in the UV, without supersymmetry. By construction, fermions are embedded in different $SU(5)$ bulk fields. As a consequence, baryon number is conserved, thus preventing proton decay, and the lightest Kaluza-Klein tier consists of new states that cannot decay into standard model ones. We show that the Yukawa couplings can be either in the bulk or localized, and run to an asymptotically free fixed point in the UV. The lightest massive state can play the role of Dark Matter, produced via baryogenesis, for a Kaluza-Klein mass of about $2.4$ TeV.