Toric Lego: a method for modular model building
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.
Journal of High Energy Physics
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Balasubramanian, Vijay; Berglund, Per; and Inaki, Garcia Etxebarria, "Toric Lego: a method for modular model building" (2010). Journal of High Energy Physics. 83.