Vacuum configurations for superstrings

P. Candelas, Gary T. Horowitz, Andrew Strominger, Edward Witten

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We study candidate vacuum configurations in ten-dimensional O(32) and E8 × E8 supergravity and superstring theory that have unbroken N = 1 supersymmetry in four dimensions. This condition permits only a few possibilities, all of which have vanishing cosmological constant. In the E8 × E8 case, one of these possibilities leads to a model that in four dimensions has an E6 gauge group with four standard generations of fermions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-74
Number of pages29
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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