Dynkin diagram strategy for orbifolding with Wilson lines

Kang Sin Choi, Kyuwan Hwang, Jihn E. Kim

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A simple method for breaking gauge groups by orbifolding is presented. We extend the method of Kac and Peterson to include Wilson lines. The complete classification of the gauge group breaking, e.g., from heterotic string, is now possible. From this Dynkin diagram technique, one can easily visualize the origin and the symmetry pattern of the surviving gauge group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)476-490
Number of pages15
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number3
StatePublished - 14 Jul 2003

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Funding Information:
We thank the Physikalisches Institut of the Universität Bonn for the hospitality extended to us during our visit when this work was completed. This work is supported in part by the KOSEF Sundo Grant (2002), the BK21 program of Ministry of Education, and Korea Research Foundation Grant No. KRF-PBRG-2002-070-C00022.


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