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Gauge symmetry breaking with fluxes and natural Standard Model structure from exceptional GUTs in F-theory

  title={Gauge symmetry breaking with fluxes and natural Standard Model structure from exceptional GUTs in F-theory},
  author={Shing Yan Li and Washington Taylor},
: We give a general description of gauge symmetry breaking using vertical and remainder fluxes in 4D F-theory models. The fluxes can break a geometric gauge group to a smaller group and induce chiral matter, even when the larger group admits no chiral matter representations. We focus specifically on applications to realizations of the Standard Model gauge group and chiral matter spectrum through breaking of rigid exceptional gauge groups E 7 , E 6 , which are ubiquitous in the 4D F-theory… 

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