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January 2012 Old issues and linear sigma models
Jock McOrist, Ilarion V. Melnikov
Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 16(1): 251-288 (January 2012).


Using mirror symmetry, we resolve an old puzzle in the linear sigma model description of the spacetime Higgs mechanism in a heterotic string compactification with (2,2) worldsheet supersymmetry. The resolution has a nice spacetime interpretation via the normalization of physical fields and suggests that with a little care deformations of the linear sigma model can describe heterotic Higgs branches.


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Jock McOrist. Ilarion V. Melnikov. "Old issues and linear sigma models." Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 16 (1) 251 - 288, January 2012.


Published: January 2012
First available in Project Euclid: 23 January 2013

zbMATH: 1269.81218
MathSciNet: MR3019406

Rights: Copyright © 2012 International Press of Boston

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