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Author Forste, Stefan ♦ Nilles, Hans Peter ♦ Wingerter, Akin
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2005-04-13
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ High Energy Physics - Phenomenology ♦ physics:hep-ph ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract We introduce continuous Wilson lines to reduce the rank of the gauge group in orbifold constructions. In situations where the orbifold twist can be realised as a rotation in the root lattice of a grand unified group we derive an appealing geometric picture of the symmetry breakdown. This symmetry breakdown is smooth and corresponds to a standard field theory Higgs mechanism. The embedding into heterotic string theory is discussed.
Description Reference: Phys.Rev. D72 (2005) 026001
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 27


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