Abstract: |
I will introduce a novel class of (0,2) superconformal field theories based on hybrid geometries, generalizing various known constructions. I will discuss the techniques for the computation of the massless spectrum when the theory can be interpreted as an UV completion of a perturbative heterotic string compactification. In the remaining time, I will discuss some applications of these theories, such as their properties regarding IR accidental symmetries and the embedding of a hybrid theory in a particular class of gauged linear sigma models. |