Claudia Grabs (UP)
Gauge unification is widely considered to be a desirable feature for extensions of the standard model. Unfortunately the standard model itself does not exhibit a unification of its running gauge couplings but it is required by grand unified theories as well as the noncommutative version of the standard model .
We will consider here the extension of the noncommutative standard model by vector doublets as proposed in . Two consequences of this modification are: 1. the relations of the coupling constants at unification energy are altered with respect to the well known relation from grand unified theories. 2. The extended model allows for unification of the gauge couplings at ~10^(13) GeV.