24-28 June 2019
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Local Heterotic Reductions

27 Jun 2019, 16:30
15m
503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber

CERN

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Speaker

Eirik Eik Svanes (University of Oxford)

Description

Hitchin systems and Higgs bundles have recently been used to understand local aspects of M-theory compactifications on G2 manifolds. I will consider a similar approach from the heterotic point of view, using the heterotic/M-theory duality. Specifically, I will study alpha' corrections to the reduced heterotic system using the Hull-Strominger system. I will present some explicit solutions and also make some observations on the reduced moduli problem, which couples gauge and gravitational degrees of freedom once alpha'-corrections are included.

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