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Strings and supersymmetric theories of fundamental interactions

English title Strings and supersymmetric theories of fundamental interactions
Applicant Derendinger Jean-Pierre
Number 121915
Funding scheme Project funding
Research institution Institut für Theoretische Physik Universität Bern
Institution of higher education University of Berne - BE
Main discipline Theoretical Physics
Start/End 01.10.2008 - 30.09.2010
Approved amount 328'369.00
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Keywords (6)

superstrings; supersymmetry; supergravity; String theories; unified theories; high-energy theory

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
A research in the field of unified theories of fundamental particle interactions, including gravitation, in the context of supersymmetric field theories, supergravity and superstrings. We aim at developing several aspects of these speculative descriptions of the fundamental laws of Nature, with both a formal and a phenomenological emphasis. A first project is related to detailed studies of string compactifications, with very general backgrounds, using either an effective, bottom-up, approach based on supergravity gaugings or using world-sheet and extended-torus methods and concepts.A second project is to construct the nonlinear realizations of supersymmetry at work in superstring models with branes. These structures are relevant to understand the vacuum state and in general the physics of the light states present in these models.Further researches include applications of gauge-gravity correspondences and non-.perturbative phenomena in supersymmetric field theories with chiral matter. One may expect that some of the features of the theories under study, and especially the relevance of supersymmetry in very high-energy particle physics, will be experimentally tested at LHC, CERN, after several years of data collection.
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Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
113548 Superstrings, supergravity and supersymmetric field theories 01.10.2006 Project funding
144426 String compactifications and supersymmetry breaking patterns 01.10.2012 Project funding
132545 String and supersymmetric theories of fundamental intractions 01.10.2010 Project funding