22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

Non-supersymmetric heterotic model building

Jul 25, 2015, 9:15 AM


talk Non-Perturbative Field Theory and String Theory Non-Perturbative Field Theory and String Theory


Stefan Groot Nibbelink


We discuss recent investigations of constructions of non-supersymmetric models in string theory. We start from the non-supersymmetric heterotic SO(16)xSO(16) in ten dimensions and describe its compactification on smooth and singular manifolds. We show that it is possible to get models that look quite similar to the Standard Model of particle physics. However, understanding the cosmological constant in such construction is a major challenge for future research.

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