Toward the M(F)-theory embedding of realistic free-fermion models

Academic Article


  • We construct a Landau-Ginzburg model with the same data and symmetries as a $Z_2\times Z_2$ orbifold that corresponds to a class of realistic free-fermion models. Within the class of interest, we show that this orbifolding connects between different $Z_2\times Z_2$ orbifold models and commutes with the mirror symmetry. Our work suggests that duality symmetries previously discussed in the context of specific $M$ and $F$ theory compactifications may be extended to the special $Z_2\times Z_2$ orbifold that characterizes realistic free-fermion models.
  • Authors

  • Berglund, Per
  • Ellis, J
  • Faraggi, AE
  • Nanopoulos, DV
  • Qiu, Z
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • August 13, 1998
  • Keywords

  • hep-ph
  • hep-th
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Start Page

  • 269
  • End Page

  • 278
  • Volume

  • 433
  • Issue

  • 3-4