Towards the MSSM from F-theory

Kang Sin Choi, Tatsuo Kobayashi

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We study the MSSM in F-theory. Its group is the commutant to a structure group SU(5)×U(1)Y of a gauge bundle in E8. The spectrum contains three generations of quarks and leptons plus vectorlike electroweak and colored Higgses. The minimal MSSM Yukawa couplings with matter parity is obtained at the renormalizable level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)330-333
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 2010

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the support by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Nos. 20⋅08326 and 20540266 from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) . T.K. is also supported in part by the Grant-in-Aid for the Global COE Program “The Next Generation of Physics, Spun from Universality and Emergence” from MEXT .


  • Compactification
  • F-theory
  • MSSM
  • R-parity
  • Three generations


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