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#### Model Building with F-Theory

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0802.2969v2.pdf

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##### Citation

Donagi, R., & Wijnholt, M. (2011). Model Building with F-Theory.*
Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics,* *15*(5), 1237-1317.

Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0013-5FEF-F

##### Abstract

Despite much recent progress in model building with D-branes, it has been problematic to find a completely convincing explanation of gauge coupling unification. We extend the class of models by considering F-theory compactifications, which may incorporate unification more naturally. We explain how to derive the charged chiral spectrum and Yukawa couplings in N=1 compactifications of F-theory with G-flux. In a class of models which admit perturbative heterotic duals, we show that the F-theory and heterotic computations match.