Calculating the Higgs mass in string theory

  title={Calculating the Higgs mass in string theory},
  author={Steven A. Abel and Keith R. Dienes},
  journal={Physical Review D},
In this paper, we establish a fully string-theoretic framework for calculating one-loop Higgs masses directly from first principles in perturbative closed string theories. Our framework makes no assumptions other than worldsheet modular invariance and is therefore applicable to all closed strings, regardless of the specific string construction utilized. This framework can also be employed even when spacetime supersymmetry is broken (and even when this breaking occurs at the Planck scale), and… 

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