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Superstring phenomenology. (English) Zbl 0643.53069
Anomalies, geometry, topology, Symp. Chicago/Ill. 1985, 377-394 (1985).
Summary: [For the entire collection see Zbl 0637.00005.]
We discuss some recent work on Kaluza-Klein compactifications of superstring theories and the resulting low energy phenomenology. The string theory approach to compactification is emphasized as opposed to the effective field theory approach. An attempt is made to keep the discussion non-technical.

MSC:
53C80 Applications of global differential geometry to the sciences
83E50 Supergravity
81T60 Supersymmetric field theories in quantum mechanics