Theory Colloquium

Aspects of Supersymmetry Breaking in String Theory

by Augusto Sagnotti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at DESY Hamburg ( build. 2a, SR2 )
Supersymmetry breaking is a crucial ingredient of the picture centered around String Theory, and yet it brings along puzzles and difficulties that touch upon the foundations of the subject and remain largely unresolved. I shall provide an account of these facts before focussing on "brane supersymmetry breaking",  a peculiar option afforded by models with open sectors. I shall also try, nonetheless, to draw from these systems some clues, and I shall discuss some ongoing comparisons with experiments.