Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
String phenomenology from a worldsheet perspective
Dept. of Mathematical Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, L69 7ZL, UK
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Accepted: 8 August 2019
Published online: 21 August 2019
I argue that the ten dimensional non-supersymmetric tachyonic superstrings may serve as good starting points for the construction of viable phenomenological vacua. Thus, enlarging the space of possible solutions that may address some of the outstanding problems in string phenomenology. A tachyon free six generation Standard–like Model is presented, which can be regarded as an orbifold of the heterotic–string in ten dimensions. I propose that any heterotic–string in four dimensions can be connected to a one via an orbifold or by interpolations and provide some evidence for this conjecture. It suggests that any Effective Field Theory (EFT) model that cannot be connected to a theory is necessarily in the swampland, and will simplify the analysis of the moduli spaces of string compactifications.
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