Gerald B. Cleaver
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|Gerald Bryan Cleaver|
Texas A&M University
|Doctoral advisor||John Schwarz|
|Known for||String theory and string phenomenology|
Gerald B. Cleaver is a professor in the Department of Physics at Baylor University and is the Head of the Early Universe Cosmology and Strings (EUCOS) division of Baylor's Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research (CASPER). His research specialty is string phenomenology and string model building.
With Dimitri Nanopoulos Cleaver constructed the first string-derived model containing only the particles of the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM) in the observable sector.
At Baylor University Cleaver has constructed the first string derived Near-MSSM possessing the potential to resolve the factor-of-20 difference between the MSSM unification scale of 2.5×1025 eV (25 YeV or 4.0 MJ) and the weakly coupled heterotic string scale of 5×1026 eV (500 YeV or 80 MJ) via a robust method referred to as "optical unification".