Initial systematic investigations of the weakly coupled free fermionic heterotic string landscape statistics.

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dc.contributor.advisor Cleaver, Gerald B. Renner, Timothy, 1984- 2011-08
dc.description.abstract A C++ framework was constructed with the explicit purpose of systematically generating string models using the Weakly Coupled Free Fermionic Heterotic String (WCFFHS) method. The software, optimized for speed, generality, and ease of use, has been used to conduct preliminary systematic investigations of WCFFHS vacua. Documentation for this framework is provided in the Appendix. After an introduction to theoretical and computational aspects of WCFFHS model build- ing, a study of ten-dimensional WCFFHS models is presented. Degeneracies among equivalent expressions of each of the known models are investigated and classified. A study of more phenomenologically realistic four-dimensional models based on the well known “NAHE” set is then presented, with statistics being reported on gauge content, matter representations, and space-time supersymmetries. The final study is a parallel to the NAHE study in which a variation of the NAHE set is systematically extended and examined statistically. Special attention is paid to models with “mirroring” — identical observable and hidden sector gauge groups and matter representations. en_US
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dc.subject String theory. en_US
dc.subject String phenomenology. en_US
dc.subject Elementary particle physics. en_US
dc.title Initial systematic investigations of the weakly coupled free fermionic heterotic string landscape statistics. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Ph.D. en_US
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en_US
dc.contributor.department Physics. en_US
dc.contributor.schools Baylor University. Dept. of Physics. en_US

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