Aspects of F-theory GUTs

Walters, William
Aspects of F-theory GUTs. Doctor of Philosophy thesis, University of Liverpool.

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We explicitly construct an SO(10) GUT using a global description of the geometry and find two interesting properties: first, at the point of expected E7 enhancement where the Yukawa interaction is generated, we see that there are not enough irreducible compo- nents in the resolved singular fiber to yield an E7 structure; second, upon constructing the G-flux for this GUT, we see that it is not possible, in general, to satisfy the quan- tization condition. This leads to a set of extra conditions on the geometry to allow for the required quantization. We then look at an E7 GUT using a similar construction.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy)
Additional Information: Date: 2013-03 (completed)
Subjects: ?? QA ??
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences > Mathematical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 11:26
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 04:39
DOI: 10.17638/00011313
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