Publications [#303517] of Paul S. Aspinwall

Papers Published
  1. Aspinwall, PS; Gross, M, The SO(32) Heterotic String on a K3 Surface, Phys.Lett. B, vol. 387 (May, 1996), pp. 735-742 [9605131v2], [doi] .

    The SO(32) heterotic string on a K3 surface is analyzed in terms of the dual theory of a type II string (or F-theory) on an elliptically fibred Calabi-Yau manifold. The results are in beautiful agreement with earlier work by Witten using very different methods. In particular, we find gauge groups of SO(32) x Sp(k) appearing at points in the moduli space identified with point-like instantons and see hypermultiplets in the (32,2k) representation becoming massless at the same time. We also discuss some aspects of the E8 x E8 case.