We provide a pedagogical introduction to a recently studied class of phenomenologically interesting string models known as Intersecting D-Brane Models. The gauge fields of the Standard Model are localized on D-branes wrapping certain compact cycles on an underlying geometry, whose intersections can give rise to chiral fermions. We address the basic issues and also provide an overview of the recent activity in this field. This article is intended to serve non-experts with explanations of the fundamental aspects of string phenomenology and also to provide some orientation for both experts and non-experts in this active field.
Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
- Pub Date:
- December 2005
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 85 pages, 8 figures, Latex, Bibtex, v2: refs added, typos corrected