On the problem of vacuum energy in brane theories

Ilya Gurwich, Shimon Rubin, Aharon Davidson

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Abstract

We point out that modern brane theories suffer from a severe vacuum energy problem. To be specific, the Casimir energy associated with the matter fields confined to the brane, is stemming from the one and the same localization mechanism which forms the brane itself, and is thus generically unavoidable. Possible practical solutions are discussed, including in particular spontaneously broken supersymmetry, and quantum mechanically induced brane tension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume679
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 7 Sep 2009

Keywords

  • Brane worlds
  • Casimir effect
  • Extra-dimensions
  • Localization

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