The Exact MSSM spectrum from string theory

Braun, V., He, Y., Ovrut, B. A. & Pantev, T. (2006). The Exact MSSM spectrum from string theory. Journal of High Energy Physics, 0605, doi: 10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/043

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Abstract

We show the existence of realistic vacua in string theory whose observable sector has exactly the matter content of the MSSM. This is achieved by compactifying the E_8 x E_8 heterotic superstring on a smooth Calabi-Yau threefold with an SU(4) gauge instanton and a Z_3 x Z_3 Wilson line. Specifically, the observable sector is N=1 supersymmetric with gauge group SU(3)_C x SU(2)_L x U(1)_Y x U(1)_{B-L}, three families of quarks and leptons, each family with a right-handed neutrino, and one Higgs-Higgs conjugate pair. Importantly, there are no extra vector-like pairs and no exotic matter in the zero mode spectrum. There are, in addition, 6 geometric moduli and 13 gauge instanton moduli in the observable sector. The holomorphic SU(4) vector bundle of the observable sector is slope-stable.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The original publication is available at http://iopscience.iop.org/1126-6708/2006/05/043/ archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th
Uncontrolled Keywords: superstrings and heterotic strings, superstring vacua
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/863

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