In this talk, we show that a range of non-trivial SU(3) structures can be constructed on large classes of Calabi-Yau three-folds. Among the possible SU(3) structures we find Strominger-Hull systems, suitable for heterotic or type II string compactifications. These SU(3) structures of Strominger-Hull type have a non-vanishing and non-closed three-form flux which needs to be supported by source terms in the associated Bianchi identity. We discuss the possibility of finding such source terms and present first steps towards their explicit construction. Provided suitable sources exist, our methods lead to Calabi-Yau compactifications of string theory with a non Ricci-flat, physical metric which can be written down explicitly and in analytic form. The talk is based on the paper 1805.08499.
- String Theory Seminar