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October 2011 Model building with $F$-theory
Ron Donagi, Martijn Wijnholt
Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 15(5): 1237-1317 (October 2011).


Despite much recent progress in model building with $D$-branes, it has been problematic to find a completely convincing explanation of gauge coupling unification. We extend the class of models by considering $F$-theory compactifications, which may incorporate unification more naturally. We explain how to derive the charged chiral spectrum and Yukawa couplings in $N = 1$ compactifications of $F$-theory with $G$-flux. In a class of models which admit perturbative heterotic duals, we show that the $F$-theory and heterotic computations match.


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Ron Donagi. Martijn Wijnholt. "Model building with $F$-theory." Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 15 (5) 1237 - 1317, October 2011.


Published: October 2011
First available in Project Euclid: 10 October 2012

zbMATH: 1260.81194
MathSciNet: MR2989833

Rights: Copyright © 2011 International Press of Boston

Vol.15 • No. 5 • October 2011
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