Toric Lego: a method for modular model building

Academic Article


  • Within the context of local type IIB models arising from branes at toric Calabi-Yau singularities, we present a systematic way of joining any number of desired sectors into a consistent theory. The different sectors interact via massive messengers with masses controlled by tunable parameters. We apply this method to a toy model of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) interacting via gauge mediation with a metastable supersymmetry breaking sector and an interacting dark matter sector. We discuss how a mirror procedure can be applied in the type IIA case, allowing us to join certain intersecting brane configurations through massive mediators.
  • Authors

  • Balasubramanian, Vijay
  • Berglund, Per
  • Garcia-Etxebarria, Inaki
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • January 2010
  • Published In


  • D-branes
  • Intersecting branes models
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 76
  • Volume

  • 2010
  • Issue

  • 1