#
Past Seminars Seminários Já Decorridos
2007

## Brane Lorentz Symmetry from Lorentz Violation in the Bulk

By: Carla Sofia Carvalho

From: IST

At: Complexo Interdisciplinar, Anfiteatro

[2007-03-21] 11:30

We consider the mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking of a bulk
vector field to study signatures of bulk dimensions invisible to the
standard model confined to the brane. By assigning a non-vanishing vacuum
expectation value to the vector field, a direction is singled out in the
bulk vacuum, thus breaking the bulk Lorentz symmetry.

We present the condition for induced Lorentz symmetry on the brane, as
phenomenologically required. We also show that the requirement for Lorentz
symmetry is related to the value of the cosmological constant observed
on the brane.