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Dr. James Gray
Department of Physics, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Wednesday October 19, 3:30 PM
Thirkield Hall (Physics), room 103

String Compactifications for Particle Physics [PDF]

ABSTRACT: I will review the current status of solutions to string theory which attempt to make contact with phenomenological particle physics. The talk will start with a description of the goals of, and approaches utilized in, this subfield of string theory. It will then go on to highlight both what is currently well understood and what the biggest outstanding problems are in the field.