MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Florian Gmeiner (NIKHEF, Amsterdam)
Title: The Landscape of Intersecting Brane Models
Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2009, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Related File: 29.pdf
Abstract: I discuss a statistical approach to understand the many possible solutions of string theory, the so-called string landscape.
In particular the question how to find the Standard Model of particle physics in the landscape is addressed. In the context of intersecting brane models, compactifications of type IIA string theory, I present results on the distributions of gauge groups and how likely it is to find the MSSM.