AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

The Role of Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) in a Mouse Model of Cerebral Palsy

by Timo Blom

Institution: Leiden University
Year: 2017
Keywords: Supersymmetry; Symmetry breaking; Standard model; Fayet-Iliopoulos mechanism; U(1) extended
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2106713
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/43461


Symmetry breaking in realistic supersymmetric theories has proven to be difficult without the introduction of explicit supersymmetry breaking terms. In this thesis we investigate symmetry breaking through the Fayet-Iliopoulos mechanism in a U(1) extended non-minimal supersymmetric standard model incorporating massive right-handed neutrinos and a new scalar field. We derive the potential of the theory and show the Fayet-Iliopoulos mechanism alone does not suffice to obtain realistic symmetry breaking. We conclude that explicit supersymmetry breaking terms are required to obtain realistic symmetry breaking in this model. Advisors/Committee Members: van Holten, Jan-Willem (advisor).