String theory, string model-building, and string phenomenology - A practical introduction

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Abstract

This is the written version of an introductory self-contained course on string model-building and string phenomenology given at the 2006 TASI summer school. No prior knowledge of string theory is assumed. The goal is to provide a practical, "how-to" manual on string theory, string model-building, and string phenomenology with a minimum of mathematics. These notes cover the construction of bosonic strings, superstrings, and heterotic strings prior to compactification. These notes also develop the ten-dimensional free-fermionic construction. A final lecture discusses general features of heterotic string models, Type I (open) string models, and recent trends of string phenomenology. and general features of low-energy string phenomenology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationColliders and Neutrinos
Subtitle of host publicationThe Window into Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Pages255-377
Number of pages123
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2006 TASI Summer School on Colliders and Neutrinos: The Window into Physics Beyond the Standard Model - Boulder, CO, United States
Duration: Jun 4 2006Jun 30 2006

Publication series

NameColliders and Neutrinos: The Window into Physics Beyond the Standard Model

Other

Other2006 TASI Summer School on Colliders and Neutrinos: The Window into Physics Beyond the Standard Model
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder, CO
Period6/4/066/30/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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