Symmetry Breaking Based Detectors R.P. Croce', V. Matta", V. Pierro', I.M. Pinto' ' WavesGroup, University of Sannio at Benevento " DI^3E, University of Salerno Symmetry breaking based detectors are a wide and relatively unexplored class, which includes, among others, stochastic-resonance based detectors [1-3], and many more. In this communication we discuss a possible basic paradigm, where the observable is the distribution of (real) zeros of random polynomials whose coefficients are the time samples of a signal+noise mixture, and the signal, whose possible presence has to be detected, has a known adiabatically evolving angular frequency. Possible application to gravitational wave detection from pulsars and coalescing binaries is suggested and preliminarily discussed.  J.W.C. Robinson et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 (1998) 2850  V. Galdi, V. Pierro, I.M. Pinto, Phys. Rev. E57 (1998) 6470.  F. Chapeau-Blondeau, Phys. Rev. E66 (2002) 032101.