Summing the Instantons in the Heterotic String

24 November 2008
Jock McOrist
Abstract: I will discuss some recent developments in understanding compactifications of the Heterotic string on Calabi-Yau manifolds. These compactifications are well-described by linear sigma models with (0,2) supersymmetry. I will show how to use these models to compute physical observables, such as genus zero Yukawa couplings, their singularity structure, and dependence on bundle moduli.
  • String Theory Seminar