Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Senarath P. de Alwis
William T. Ford
IIB string theory represents one of the most promising realizations of string theory studied to date because it successfully handles a variety of phenomenological issues. These issues include mechanisms for stabilizing all relevant moduli fields, generating a small cosmological constant and breaking supersymmetry on a low scale. In this dissertation we examine these issues and describe the phenomenological consequences of a class of realistic IIB models that have the potential to effect both LHC physics and cosmology. In addition, we explore ways to embed interesting physical models, such as the QCD axion, within this class of IIB models.
Givens, Kevin Mitchell, "Supersymmetry Phenomenology in IIB String Theory" (2012). Physics Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 62.