Toward realistic intersecting D-brane models

Ralph Blumenhagen, Mirjam Cvetič, Paul Langacker, Gary Shiu

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We provide a pedagogical introduction to a recently studied class of phenomenologically interesting string models known as Intersecting D-Brane Models. The gauge fields of the Standard Model are localized on D-branes wrapping certain compact cycles on an underlying geometry, whose intersections can give rise to chiral fermions. We address the basic issues and also provide an overview of the recent activity in this field. This article is intended to serve non-experts with explanations of the fundamental aspects of string phenomenology and also to provide some orientation for both experts and non-experts in this active field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-139
Number of pages69
JournalAnnual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
StatePublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


  • Flux
  • Orbifold
  • Orientifold
  • String


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