MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Johanna Knapp (IPMU)
Title: Global SO(10) F-theory GUTs
Date: Tue, May 25, 2010, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 278.pdf
Abstract: Part 1: In the first part of the talk I will give basic facts about F-theory and explain how GUT models can be realized in F-theory.

Part 2: In the second part of the talk I will discuss global SO(10) F-theory GUT models. I will mainly focus on how to systematically construct suitable Calabi-Yau fourfold geometries by making use of toric geometry. Furthermore I will explain how to construct SO(10) models within this framework and comment on some phenomenological aspects of the models.