2014 Spring High Energy Particle Physics Seminar: Douglas Moore

DateFebruary 17, 2014Time3:00 - 5:00 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room A.202
Description
Douglas Moore Ph.D. Candidate
Baylor University

The Landscape of Free Fermionic Gauge Models


A software framework was developed to systematically construct a particular class of weakly coupled free fermionic heterotic string models, dubbed gauge models. In their purest form, these models are maximally supersymmetric (N=4), and thus only contain superpartners in their matter sector. This feature makes their systematic construction particularly efficient, and they are thus useful in their simplicity. We first provide a brisk introduction to heterotic strings and the spin-structure construction of free fermionic models. Three systematic surveys are then presented, and we conjecture that these surveys are exhaustive modulo redundancies. Finally we present a collection of metaheuristic algorithms for searching the landscape for models with a user-specified spectrum of phenomenological properties, e.g. gauge group and number of spacetime supersymmetries. Such algorithms provide the groundwork for extended generic free fermionic surveys.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Kenichi Hatakeyama 254-710- 2286

PublisherDepartment of Physics
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