Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Physics & Astronomy
E8 x E8 heterotic string and M-theory, when appropriately compactified, can give rise to realistic, N = 1 supersymmetric particle physics. In particular, the exact matter spectrum of the MSSM is obtained by compactifying on Calabi-Yau manifolds admitting specific SU(4) vector bundles. These "heterotic standard models" have the SU(3)C x SU(2)L x U(1)Y gauge group of the standard model augmented
Ambroso, Michael, "Phenomenology of Heterotic String Theory: With Emphasis on the B-L/EW Hierarchy" (2010). Publicly accessible Penn Dissertations. Paper 236.