On the GUT scale of F-theory SU(5) (Journal article)

Leontaris, G. K./ Vlachos, N. D.

In F-theory GUTs, threshold corrections from Kaluza-Klein (KK) massive modes arising from gauge and matter multiplets play an important role in the determination of the weak mixing angle and the strong gauge coupling of the effective low energy model. In this Letter we further explore the induced modifications on the gauge couplings running and the GUT scale. In particular, we focus on the KK-contributions from matter curves and analyze the conditions on the chiral and Higgs matter spectrum which imply a GUT scale consistent with the minimal unification scenario. As an application, we present an explicit computation of these thresholds for matter fields residing on specific non-trivial Riemann surfaces. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Institution and School/Department of submitter: Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Σχολή Επιστημών και Τεχνολογιών. Τμήμα Βιολογικών Εφαρμογών και Τεχνολογιών
Keywords: selberg zeta-function,riemann surfaces,unification,thresholds,formula
URI: https://olympias.lib.uoi.gr/jspui/handle/123456789/17460
ISSN: 0370-2693
Link: <Go to ISI>://000296549200036
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