Aspects of flavour and supersymmetry in F-theory GUTs

Joseph P. Conlon, Eran Palti

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We study the constraints of supersymmetry on flavour in recently proposed models of F-theory GUTs. We relate the topologically twisted theory to the canonical presentation of eight-dimensional super Yang-Mills and provide a dictionary between the two. We describe the constraints on Yukawa couplings implied by holomorphy of the superpotential in the effective 4-dimensional supergravity theory, including the scaling with αGUT. Taking D-terms into account we solve explicitly to second order for wavefunctions and Yukawas due to metric and flux perturbations and find a rank-one Yukawa matrix with no subleading corrections.

Original languageEnglish
Article number29
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • F-theory
  • Intersecting branes models
  • Quark masses and SM parameters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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