Model building on gCICYs

University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för fysik och astronomi

Abstract: Prompted by the success of heterotic line bundle model building on Complete Intersection Calabi Yau (CICY) manifolds and the new developments regarding a generalization thereof, I analyze the possibility of model building on generalized CICY (gCICY) manifolds.  Ultimately this is realized on two examples of gCICYs, one of which topologically equivalent to a CICY and one inequivalent to any previously studied examples.  The first chapter is dedicated to reporting background information on CICYs and gCICYs.  The mathematical machinery of CICYs and their generalizations are introduced alongside explicit constructions of two examples.  The second chapter introduces the reader to heterotic line bundle model building on CICYs and gCICYs.  In the setting of gCICYs, similar to regular CICYs, model building is accomplished in two steps: first the larger $E_{8}$ gauge group is broken to an $SU( 5 )$ grand unified theory  through a line bundle model.  Then the GUT is broken using Wilson line symmetry breaking, for which the presence of a freely acting discrete symmetry must be established.  To that end, I proceed to show that the two previous examples benefit from a $\mathbb{Z}_{2}$ freely acting discrete symmetry.  Utilizing this symmetry I construct 20 and 11 explicit models for the two gCICY examples respectively, by scanning over a finite range of line bundle charges.

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