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STRINGVACUA. A Mathematica package for studying vacuum configurations in string phenomenology. (English) Zbl 1198.81156
Summary: We give a simple tutorial introduction to the Mathematica package STRINGVACUA, which is designed to find vacua of string-derived or inspired four-dimensional \(N=1\) supergravities. The package uses powerful algebro-geometric methods, as implemented in the free computer algebra system Singular, but requires no knowledge of the mathematics upon which it is based. A series of easy-to-use Mathematica modules are provided which can be used both in string theory and in more general applications requiring fast polynomial computations. The use of these modules is illustrated throughout with simple examples.

MSC:
81T30 String and superstring theories; other extended objects (e.g., branes) in quantum field theory
81T80 Simulation and numerical modelling (quantum field theory) (MSC2010)
81-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to quantum theory
81-08 Computational methods for problems pertaining to quantum theory
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