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Mediation of supersymmetry breaking in extra dimensions

We review the mechanisms of supersymmetry breaking mediation that occur in sequestered models, where the visible and the hidden sectors are separated by an extra dimension and communicate only via gravitational interactions. By locality, soft breaking terms are forbidden at the classical level and reliably computable within an effective field theory approach at the quantum level. We present a self-contained discussion of these radiative gravitational effects and the resulting pattern of soft masses, and give an overview of realistic model building based on this setup. We consider both flat and warped extra dimensions, as well as the possibility that there be localized kinetic terms for the gravitational fields.

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