Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Coset space dimensional reduction and Wilson flux breaking of ten-dimensional , E 8 gauge theory
Physics Department, National Technical University, Zografou Campus, 15780, Athens, Greece
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Revised: 26 November 2008
Published online: 12 December 2008
We consider a supersymmetric E 8 gauge theory, defined in ten dimensions and we determine all four-dimensional gauge theories resulting from the generalized dimensional reduction à la Forgacs–Manton over coset spaces, followed by a subsequent application of the Wilson flux spontaneous symmetry-breaking mechanism. Our investigation is constrained only by the requirements that (i) the dimensional reduction leads to the potentially phenomenologically interesting, anomaly-free, four-dimensional E 6, SO10 and SU5 GUTs and (ii) the Wilson flux mechanism makes use only of the freely acting discrete symmetries of all possible six-dimensional coset spaces.
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