26-30 November 2018
Europe/Vienna timezone

Classification of left-right symmetric heterotic string vacua

29 Nov 2018, 15:40


Austrian Academy of Sciences, Dr.-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Invited Talk [7] Strings, branes, extra dimensions and discrete symmetries Strings, branes, extra dimensions and discrete symmetries


Mr Benjamin Percival (Liverpool University)


Over the past few years an analysis of heterotic string vacua for different types of SO(10) subgroup models has been performed within the free fermionic string formalism. Using a process of random generation of GSO matrices, samples of models from flipped SU(5), Pati-Salam, Standard-like and, most recently, left-right symmetric models have all been classified. In this talk I will briefly describe the classification approach within the free fermionic formalism and present the key results thus far. Then I will discuss techniques beyond the random generation classification. In particular, explorations of 'fertile regions' within left-right symmetric models that are pre-selected at the SO(10) level for phenomenological favourability.

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Benjamin Percival Alon Faraggi (University of Liverpool)

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