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The Particle spectrum of heterotic compactifications

Donagi, R., He, Y., Ovrut, B. A. & Reinbacher, R. (2004). The Particle spectrum of heterotic compactifications. Journal of High Energy Physics, 0412(54), doi: 10.1088/1126-6708/2004/12/054


Techniques are presented for computing the cohomology of stable, holomorphic vector bundles over elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds. These cohomology groups explicitly determine the spectrum of the low energy, four-dimensional theory. Generic points in vector bundle moduli space manifest an identical spectrum. However, it is shown that on subsets of moduli space of co-dimension one or higher, the spectrum can abruptly jump to many different values. Both analytic and numerical data illustrating this phenomenon are presented. This result opens the possibility of tunneling or phase transitions between different particle spectra in the same heterotic compactification. In the course of this discussion, a classification of SU(5) GUT theories within a specific context is presented.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: The original publication is available at archiveprefix: arXiv primaryclass: hep-th
Publisher Keywords: superstrings and heterotic strings, M-Theory, differential and algebraic geometry Superstring Vacua
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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