MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Eirik Eik Svanes (ICTP Trieste)
Title: Moduli of Heterotic String Sompactifications and Effective Actions
Date: Tue, Nov 27, 2018, 13:15 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 2211.pdf
Abstract: The heterotic string is often regarded as the most phenomenologically attractive string theory, due to the presence of gauge bundles wherein the Standard Model naturally embed. The bundle however has a natural back reaction on the geometry through the heterotic Bianchi identity, inducing a torsional geometry. I will review some recent progress in understanding the moduli of these torsional spaces from a supergravity perspective. The moduli space is governed by an effective action derived from the heterotic superpotential, which I will remark upon.