Heterotic standard models from smooth calabi-Yau three-folds

Lara B. Anderson, James Gray, Andre Lukas, Eran Palti

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We describe a new approach to heterotic Calabi-Yau model building, based on the systematic construction of vector bundles with Abelian structure groups. Starting with a relatively small number of Calabi-Yau manifolds, about 400 models with the exact matter spectrum of the supersymmet-ric standard model are found in this way. The additional, normally anomalous U(1) symmetries which arise in these models place strong constraints on the allowed four-dimensional operators and can lead to interesting phenomenological consequences, some of which we discuss.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventCorfu Summer Institute "School and Workshops on Elementary Particle Physics and Gravity", CORFU 2011 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 4 Sep 201118 Sep 2011

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