String theory and the path to unification: A Review of recent developments

@article{Dienes1996StringTA,
  title={String theory and the path to unification: A Review of recent developments},
  author={Keith R. Dienes},
  journal={Physics Reports},
  year={1996},
  volume={287},
  pages={447-525}
}
  • K. Dienes
  • Published 9 February 1996
  • Physics
  • Physics Reports
Abstract This is a pedagogical review article surveying the various approaches towards understanding gauge coupling unification within string theory. As is well known, one of the major problems confronting string phenomenology has been an apparent discrepancy between the scale of gauge coupling unification predicted within string theory, and the unification scale expected within the framework of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). In this article, I provide an overview of the… 

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