Parallel Sesion: String Theory
- Vaios Ziogas (Durham University)
Mr Callum Brodie (University of Oxford)
Model-building in string theory explores the question of producing at low-energies the Standard Model of particle physics from an underlying string theory. Heterotic $E_8 \times E_8$ string theory is one prominent avenue for model-building. Recently it has become possible to scan over large regions of the space of possible models, resulting in very many phenomenologically interesting models...
Mr Sam Fearn (Durham University)
Mathieu Moonshine concerns a surprising observation relating string theory to the representation theory of a particular sporadic group, Mathieu 24. This is reminiscent of Monstrous Moonshine in which it was discovered that the coefficients of the modular j-function are related to the representation theory of the Monster group. In this talk we will briefly review the Monstrous and Mathieu...
Mr Calum Robson (Durham University)
In this talk I will give a review of developments over the past few years in the study of Brane dynamics in M- theory. I will begin with a brief discussion of what M- theory is, and what Branes it contains. I will then examine the various attempts to use gauge theories to probe the low energy dynamics of M2 branes, analogous to the use of SU(N) Super Yang Mills to describe interacting D Branes...