An abundance of heterotic vacua

Gabella, M., He, Y. & Lukas, A. (2008). An abundance of heterotic vacua. Journal of High Energy Physics, 12(027), doi: 10.1088/1126-6708/2008/12/027

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Abstract

We explicitly construct the largest dataset to date of heterotic vacua arising from stable vector bundles on Calabi-Yau threefolds. Focusing on elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds with spectral cover bundles, we show that the number of heterotic models with non-zero number of generations is finite. We classify these models according to the complex base of their Calabi-Yau threefold and to the unification gauge group that they preserve in four dimensions. This database of the order of 10^7 models, which includes potential Standard Model candidates, is subjected to some preliminary statistical analyses. The additional constraint that there should be three net generations of particles gives a dramatic reduction of the number of vacua.

Item Type: Article
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/880

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