CMSA Quantum Matter/String Seminar: F-theory, Part I: Construction of Particle Physics Models


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August 19, 2020 9:30 am - 11:00 am
via Zoom Video Conferencing

Mirjam Cvetič - University of Pennsylvania

We present recent advances in constructions of globally consistent F-theory compactifications, which result in the exact chiral spectrum of the three-family Standard Models. We highlight geometric tools to determine the gauge degrees, including continuous and discrete Abelian symmetries. We also outline techniques that determine the chiral matter spectrum. We present the first examples of such constructions and then turn to a subsequent systematic exploration of the landscape of F-theory three-family Standard Models with a gauge coupling unification. We also outline recent progress toward calculations of Yukawa couplings and calculations of the number of charged-vector matter pairs.