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We consider an extension of the Randall-Sundrum model with three parallel 3-branes in a 5-dimensional spacetime. This new construction, apart from providing a solution to the Planck hierarchy problem, has the advantage that the SM fields are confined on a positive tension brane. The study of the phenomenology of this model reveals an anomalous first KK(More)
We analyse the properties of generic models based on an SU (3) family symmetry providing a full description of quark charged lepton and neutrino masses and mixing angles. We show that a precise fit of the resulting fermion textures is consistent with CP being spontaneously broken in the flavour sector. The CP violating phases are determined by the scalar(More)
The observed neutrino mixing, having a near maximal atmospheric neutrino mixing angle and a large solar mixing angle, is close to tri-bi-maximal. We argue that this structure suggests a family symmetric origin in which the magnitude of the mixing angles are related to the existence of a discrete non-Abelian family symmetry. We construct a model in which the(More)
Texture zeros in the quark Yukawa matrices generally lead to precise and simple expressions for CKM matrix elements in terms of ratios of quark masses. Using the new data on b−decays we test a particularly promising texture zero solution and show that it is at best approximate. We analyse the approximate texture zero structure and show it is consistent with(More)
Integral C<supscrpt>1</supscrpt> is an industrial grade integrated programming environment for C programming on an engineering workstation. A single interactive tool replaces a syntax checking editor, a compiler, and a source-level debugger. Its multi-window user interface allows program editing and animated source level debugging, tailored to the needs of(More)
We consider a modification of gravity at large distances in a Brane Universe which was discussed recently [1–4]. In these models the modification of gravity at large distances is ultimately connected to existence of negative tension brane(s) and exponentially small tunneling factor. We discuss a general model which interpolates between Bi-gravity +−+ model(More)
We develop techniques to determine the mass scale of invisible particles pair-produced at hadron colliders. We employ the constrained mass variable m2C, which provides an event-by-event lower-bound to the mass scale given a mass difference. We complement this variable with a new variable m2C,UB which provides an additional upper bound to the mass scale, and(More)
We discuss the implications of multi-brane constructions involving combinations of positive and negative tension brane and show how anomalously light KK states emerge when negative tension ′′ − ′′ branes are sandwiched between ′′ + ′′ branes. We present a detailed study of a ′′ + − − + ′′ brane assignment which interpolates between two models that have been(More)