# Stringy origin of non-Abelian discrete flavor symmetries

@article{Kobayashi2007StringyOO, title={Stringy origin of non-Abelian discrete flavor symmetries}, author={Tatsuo C. Kobayashi and H. P. Nilles and Felix Ploger and Stuart Raby and Michael Ratz}, journal={Nuclear Physics}, year={2007}, volume={768}, pages={135-156} }

## 232 Citations

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We discuss the possibility of obtaining a non-abelian discrete flavor symmetry from an underlying continuous, possibly gauged, flavor symmetry SU(2) or SU(3) through spontaneous symmetry breaking. We…

### Non-Abelian discrete flavor symmetries of 10D SYM theory with magnetized extra dimensions

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### Modular symmetry and non-Abelian discrete flavor symmetries in string compactification

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We study the modular symmetry in magnetized D-brane models on $T^2$. Non-Abelian flavor symmetry $D_4$ in the model with magnetic flux $M=2$ (in a certain unit) is a subgroup of the modular symmetry.…

### Gauge extension of non-Abelian discrete flavor symmetry

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- 2015

A bstractWe investigate a gauge theory realization of non-Abelian discrete flavor sym-metries and apply the gauge enhancement mechanism in heterotic orbifold models to field-theoretical model…

### Non-Abelian discrete flavor symmetries from T-2/Z(N) orbifolds

- Mathematics
- 2009

In [1] it was shown how the flavor symmetry A4 (or S4) can arise if the three fermion generations are taken to live on the fixed points of a specific 2-dimensional orbifold. The flavor symmetry is a…

### Non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetries in 4d string models

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- 2012

A bstractWe study the realization of non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetries in 4d field theory and string theory compactifications. The underlying structure generalizes the Abelian case, and follows…

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