Embedding the Pentagon

Tom Banks, Sean Echols, Jeff L. Jones

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The Pentagon Model is an explicit supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model, which involves a new strongly-interacting SU(5) gauge theory at TeV-scale energies. We show that the Pentagon can be embedded into an SU(5) × SU(5) × SU(5) gauge group at the GUT scale. The doublet-triplet splitting problem, and proton decay compatible with experimental bounds, can be successfully addressed in this context. The simplest approach fails to provide masses for the lighter two generations of quarks and leptons; however, this problem can be solved by the addition of a pair of antisymmetric tensor fields and an axion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number105
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Discrete and finite symmetries
  • GUT
  • Supersymmetry phenomenology


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