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The upside of minimal left-right supersymmetric seesaw in deflected anomaly mediation
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The state of the standard model of particle physics is reviewed focusing on two of it's major issues: the hierarchy problem and its inconsistency with observed neutrino masses. Supersymmetry, an elegant solution to the former, and the seesaw mechanism in left-right models, a natural solution to the latter, are then introduced. The work then focuses on a specific supersymmetric left-right models, which has an additional discrete symmetry allowing a prediction of the seesaw scale at around 1011 GeV--consistent with neutrino oscillation data. It also solves the μ problem and guarantees automatic R-parity conservation and a pair of light doubly-charged Higgses which can be searched for at the LHC. This model has interesting properties in the context of anomaly mediated supersymmetry breaking (AMSB). After a brief introduction to this topic, it is shown that this model is an instance of the Pomarol Rattazzi model of deflected AMSB. The tachyonic slepton problem of AMSB is solved in a combination of two ways: the right-handed sleptons are saved by their couplings to the low energy doubly-charged fields while the left-handed sleptons receive positive contributions from the partially decoupled D-terms. The resulting phenomenology is similar to that of mimimal AMSB due to the gaugino spectrum; however, same generation mass differences in the sfermion sector are much larger than that of mAMSB and the right-handed selectron can be as massive as the squarks. Finally, this model also contains a mechanism for solving the EWSB problem of AMSB and a dark matter candidate.