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Quarks and leptons from orbifolded superstring. (English) Zbl 1114.81002
Lecture Notes in Physics 696. Berlin: Springer (ISBN 3-540-32763-0/pbk). xi, 406 p. (2006).
Publisher’s description: This book seeks to be a guidebook on the journey towards the minimal supersymmetric standard model down the orbifold road. It takes the viewpoint that the chirality of matter fermions is an essential aspect that orbifold compactification allows to derive from higher-dimensional string theories in a rather straight-forward manner.
Halfway between a textbook and a tutorial review, this book is intended for the graduate student and particle phenomenologist wishing to get acquainted with this field.
Table of contents: Introduction and Summary.- Standard Model and Beyond.- Orbifolds and Spinors.- Field Theoretic Orbifolds.- Quantization of Strings.- Strings on Orbifolds.- Partition Function and Spectrum.- Interactions on Orbifolds.- String Orbifold Spectra.- Orbifold Phenomenology.- Code Manual and Z3 Tables.- Calabi-Yau Manifold.

MSC:
81-01 Introductory exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.) pertaining to quantum theory
81-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to quantum theory
81V22 Unified quantum theories
81T60 Supersymmetric field theories in quantum mechanics
81T30 String and superstring theories; other extended objects (e.g., branes) in quantum field theory
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