Flavor in supersymmetry: Anarchy versus structure

Gudrun Hiller*, Yonit Hochberg, Yosef Nir

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Future high-precision flavor experiments may discover a pattern of deviations from the standard model predictions for flavor-changing neutral current processes. One of the interesting questions that can be answered then will be whether the flavor structure of the new physics is related to that of the standard model or not. We analyze this aspect of flavor physics within a specific framework: supersymmetric models where the soft breaking terms are dominated by gauge-mediation but get non-negligible contributions from gravitymediation. We compare the possible patterns of non-minimally flavor-violating effects that arise if the gravity-mediated contributions are anarchical vs. the case that they are structured by a Froggatt-Nielsen symmetry. We show that combining information on flavor and CP violation from meson mixing and electric dipole moments is indicative for the flavor structure of gravity-mediation.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number79
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • CP violation
  • Rare decays
  • Supersymmetric standard model
  • Supersymmetry breaking


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