Publications of Ronen Plesser    :chronological  alphabetical  combined listing:

%% Papers Published   
@article{fds325481,
   Author = {Jockers, H and Katz, S and Morrison, DR and Plesser,
             MR},
   Title = {SU(N) Transitions in M-Theory on Calabi–Yau Fourfolds and
             Background Fluxes},
   Journal = {Communications in Mathematical Physics},
   Volume = {351},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {837-871},
   Year = {2017},
   Month = {April},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00220-016-2741-5},
   Doi = {10.1007/s00220-016-2741-5},
   Key = {fds325481}
}

@article{fds322489,
   Author = {Aspinwall, PS and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {General mirror pairs for gauged linear sigma
             models},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {2015},
   Number = {11},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {November},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP11(2015)029},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP11(2015)029},
   Key = {fds322489}
}

@article{fds248062,
   Author = {Morrison, DR and Ronen Plesser and M},
   Title = {Special Lagrangian torus fibrations of complete intersection
             Calabi–Yau manifolds: A geometric conjecture},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {898},
   Pages = {751-770},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {September},
   ISSN = {0550-3213},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2015.05.030},
   Doi = {10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2015.05.030},
   Key = {fds248062}
}

@article{fds225460,
   Author = {M. Bertolini and I.V. Melnikov and M.Ronen
             Plesser},
   Title = {Massless spectrum for hybrids CFTs},
   Booktitle = {Proceedings of String-Math 2013},
   Year = {2014},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1402.1751},
   Abstract = {http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1402.1751},
   Key = {fds225460}
}

@article{fds303668,
   Author = {Bertolini, M and Melnikov, IV and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Hybrid conformal field theories},
   Volume = {14},
   Number = {05},
   Pages = {043},
   Year = {2013},
   Month = {July},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.7063v1},
   Abstract = {We describe a class of (2,2) superconformal field theories
             obtained by fibering a Landau-Ginzburg orbifold CFT over a
             compact Kaehler base manifold. While such models are
             naturally obtained as phases in a gauged linear sigma model,
             our construction is independent of such an embedding. We
             discuss the general properties of such theories and present
             a technique to study the massless spectrum of the associated
             heterotic compactification. We test the validity of our
             method by applying it to hybrid phases of linear models and
             comparing spectra among the phases.},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP05(2014)043},
   Key = {fds303668}
}

@article{fds303669,
   Author = {Intriligator, K and Jockers, H and Mayr, P and Morrison, DR and Plesser,
             MR},
   Title = {Conifold Transitions in M-theory on Calabi-Yau Fourfolds
             with Background Fluxes},
   Journal = {Adv.Theor.Math.Phys.},
   Volume = {17},
   Pages = {601-699},
   Year = {2012},
   Month = {March},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1203.6662v2},
   Abstract = {We consider topology changing transitions for M-theory
             compactifications on Calabi-Yau fourfolds with background
             G-flux. The local geometry of the transition is generically
             a genus g curve of conifold singularities, which engineers a
             3d gauge theory with four supercharges, near the
             intersection of Coulomb and Higgs branches. We identify a
             set of canonical, minimal flux quanta which solve the local
             quantization condition on G for a given geometry, including
             new solutions in which the flux is neither of horizontal nor
             vertical type. A local analysis of the flux superpotential
             shows that the potential has flat directions for a subset of
             these fluxes and the topologically different phases can be
             dynamically connected. For special geometries and background
             configurations, the local transitions extend to extremal
             transitions between global fourfold compactifications with
             flux. By a circle decompactification the M-theory analysis
             identifies consistent flux configurations in
             four-dimensional F-theory compactifications and flat
             directions in the deformation space of branes with
             bundles.},
   Doi = {10.4310/ATMP.2013.v17.n3.a2},
   Key = {fds303669}
}

@article{fds248079,
   Author = {Aspinwall, PS and Melnikov, IV and Ronen Plesser,
             M},
   Title = {(0,2) Elephants},
   Journal = {JHEP},
   Volume = {2012},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {60},
   Year = {2012},
   Month = {January},
   ISSN = {1126-6708},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/pdf/1008.2156v2},
   Abstract = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.2156},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP01(2012)060},
   Key = {fds248079}
}

@article{fds318461,
   Author = {Aspinwall, PS and Melnikov, IV and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {(0,2) elephants},
   Journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {2012},
   Number = {1},
   Year = {2012},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/JHEP01(2012)060},
   Abstract = {We enumerate massless E6 singlets for (0,2)-compactifications
             of the heterotic string on a Calabi-Yau threefold with the
             \standard embedding" in three distinct ways. In the large
             radius limit of the threefold, these singlets count
             deformations of the Calabi-Yau together with its tangent
             bundle. In the \small-radius" limit we apply Landau-Ginzburg
             methods. In the orbifold limit we use a combination of
             geometry and free field methods. In general these counts
             dier. We show how to identify states between these phases
             and how certain states vanish from the massless spectrum as
             one deforms the complex structure or Kahler form away from
             the Gepner point. The appearance of extra singlets for
             particular values of complex structure is explored in all
             three pictures, and our results suggest that this does not
             depend on the Kähler moduli. © SISSA 2012.},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP01(2012)060},
   Key = {fds318461}
}

@article{fds248072,
   Author = {Melnikov, IV and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {A (0,2) mirror map},
   Journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {2011},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {001},
   Year = {2011},
   ISSN = {1126-6708},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.1303v2},
   Abstract = {We study the linear sigma model subspace of the moduli space
             of (0,2) superconformal world-sheet theories obtained by
             deforming (2,2) theories based on Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces
             in reflexively plain toric varieties. We describe a set of
             algebraic coordinates on this subspace, formulate a (0,2)
             generalization of the monomial-divisor mirror map, and show
             that the map exchanges principal components of singular loci
             of the mirror half-twisted theories. In non-reflexively
             plain examples the proposed map yields a mirror isomorphism
             between subfamilies of linear sigma models. © SISSA
             2011.},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP02(2011)001},
   Key = {fds248072}
}

@article{fds248073,
   Author = {Kreuzer, M and McOrist, J and Melnikov, IV and Plesserd,
             MR},
   Title = {(0,2) Deformations of linear sigma models},
   Journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {2011},
   Number = {7},
   Pages = {044},
   Year = {2011},
   ISSN = {1126-6708},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1001.2104v2},
   Abstract = {We study (0,2) deformations of a (2,2) supersymmetric gauged
             linear sigma model for a Calabi-Yau hypersurface in a Fano
             toric variety. In the non-linear sigma model these
             correspond to some of the holomorphic deformations of the
             tangent bundle on the hypersurface. Combinatorial formulas
             are given for the number of these deformations, and we show
             that these numbers are exchanged by mirror symmetry in a
             subclass of the models. © SISSA 2011.},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP07(2011)044},
   Key = {fds248073}
}

@article{fds248078,
   Author = {Aspinwall, PS and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Decompactifications and massless D-branes in hybrid
             models},
   Journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {2010},
   Number = {7},
   Pages = {078},
   Year = {2010},
   ISSN = {1126-6708},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/0909.0252v1},
   Abstract = {A method of determining the mass spectrum of BPS D-branes in
             any phase limit of a gauged linear sigma model is
             introduced. A ring associated to monodromy is defined and
             one considers K-theory to be a module over this ring. A
             simple but interesting class of hybrid models with
             Landau-Ginzburg fibres over ℙ n are analyzed using special
             Kähler geometry and D-brane probes. In some cases the
             hybrid limit is an infinite distance in moduli space and
             corresponds to a decompactification. In other cases the
             hybrid limit is at a finite distance and acquires massless
             D-branes. An example studied appears to correspond to a
             novel theory of supergravity with an SU(2) gauge symmetry
             where the gauge and gravitational couplings are necessarily
             tied to each other. © SISSA 2010.},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP07(2010)078},
   Key = {fds248078}
}

@article{fds248069,
   Author = {Melnikov, IV and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {A-Model correlators from the Coulomb branch},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {06},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {044-},
   Year = {2006},
   ISSN = {1029-8479},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0507187v1},
   Abstract = {We compute the contribution of discrete Coulomb vacua to
             A-Model correlators in toric Gauged Linear Sigma Models. For
             models corresponding to a compact variety, this determines
             the correlators at arbitrary genus. For non-compact
             examples, our results imply the surprising conclusion that
             the quantum cohomology relations break down for a subset of
             the correlators. © SISSA 2006.},
   Doi = {10.1088/1126-6708/2006/02/044},
   Key = {fds248069}
}

@article{fds248070,
   Author = {Melnikov, IV and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {The Coulomb branch in gauged linear sigma
             models},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {0506},
   Number = {6},
   Pages = {239-270},
   Publisher = {Institute of Physics},
   Year = {2005},
   ISSN = {1029-8479},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0501238v2},
   Abstract = {We investigate toric GLSMs as models for tachyon
             condensation in type II strings on space-time
             non-supersymmetric orbifold singularities. The A-model
             correlators in these theories satisfy a set of relations
             related to the topology of the resolved orbifold. Using
             these relations we compute the correlators and find a
             non-trivial chiral ring in the IR, which we interpret as
             supported on isolated Coulomb vacua of the
             theory.},
   Doi = {10.1088/1126-6708/2005/06/013},
   Key = {fds248070}
}

@article{fds30155,
   Author = {I.V. Melnikov and M. Plesser and S. Rinke},
   Title = {Supersymmetric Boundary Conditions for the N=2 Sigma
             Model},
   Booktitle = {Quantum Theory and Symmetries: Proceedings of the Third
             International Symposium},
   Publisher = {World Scientific},
   Editor = {P C Argyres et al},
   Year = {2004},
   Month = {October},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0309223},
   Abstract = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0309223},
   Key = {fds30155}
}

@article{fds303670,
   Author = {Morrison, DR and Narayan, K and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Localized tachyons in C^3/Z_N},
   Journal = {JHEP},
   Volume = {0408},
   Number = {08},
   Pages = {047},
   Year = {2004},
   Month = {June},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0406039v2},
   Abstract = {We study the condensation of localized closed string
             tachyons in C^3/Z_N nonsupersymmetric noncompact orbifold
             singularities via renormalization group flows that preserve
             supersymmetry in the worldsheet conformal field theory and
             their interrelations with the toric geometry of these
             orbifolds. We show that for worldsheet supersymmetric
             tachyons, the endpoint of tachyon condensation generically
             includes ``geometric'' terminal singularities (orbifolds
             that do not have any marginal or relevant Kahler blowup
             modes) as well as singularities in codimension two. Some of
             the various possible distinct geometric resolutions are
             related by flip transitions. For Type II theories, we show
             that the residual singularities that arise under tachyon
             condensation in various classes of Type II theories also
             admit a Type II GSO projection. We further show that Type II
             orbifolds entirely devoid of marginal or relevant blowup
             modes (Kahler or otherwise) cannot exist, which thus implies
             that the endpoints of tachyon condensation in Type II
             theories are always smooth spaces.},
   Doi = {10.1088/1126-6708/2004/08/047},
   Key = {fds303670}
}

@article{fds248068,
   Author = {Morrison, DR and Narayan, K and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Localized tachyons in ℂ3/ℤN},
   Journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {8},
   Number = {8},
   Pages = {1263-1303},
   Year = {2004},
   Abstract = {We study the condensation of localized closed string
             tachyons in ℂ3/ℤN non-supersymmetric noncompact orbifold
             singularities via renormalization group flows that preserve
             supersymmetry in the worldsheet conformal field theory and
             their interrelations with the toric geometry of these
             orbifolds. We show that for worldsheet supersymmetric
             tachyons, the endpoint of tachyon condensation generically
             includes "geometric" terminal singularities (orbifolds that
             do not have any marginal or relevant Kähler blowup modes)
             as well as singularities in codimension two. Some of the
             various possible distinct geometric resolutions are related
             by flip transitions. For type-II theories, we show that the
             residual singularities that arise under tachyon condensation
             in various classes of type-II theories also admit a type-II
             GSO projection. We further show that type-II orbifolds
             entirely devoid of marginal or relevant blowup modes
             (Kähler or otherwise) cannot exist, which thus implies that
             the endpoints of tachyon condensation in type-II theories
             are always smooth spaces. © SISSA/ISAS 2004.},
   Key = {fds248068}
}

@article{fds248071,
   Author = {Morrison, DR and Narayan, K and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Localized tachyons in ℂ3/ℤN},
   Journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {8},
   Number = {8},
   Pages = {1305-1345},
   Year = {2004},
   Abstract = {We study the condensation of localized closed string
             tachyons in ℂ3/ℤN non-supersymmetric noncompact orbifold
             singularities via renormalization group flows that preserve
             supersymmetry in the worldsheet conformal field theory and
             their interrelations with the toric geometry of these
             orbifolds. We show that for worldsheet supersymmetric
             tachyons, the endpoint of tachyon condensation generically
             includes "geometric" terminal singularities (orbifolds that
             do not have any marginal or relevant Kähler blowup modes)
             as well as singularities in codimension two. Some of the
             various possible distinct geometric resolutions are related
             by flip transitions. For type-II theories, we show that the
             residual singularities that arise under tachyon condensation
             in various classes of type-II theories also admit a type-II
             GSO projection. We further show that type-II orbifolds
             entirely devoid of marginal or relevant blowup modes
             (Kähler or otherwise) cannot exist, which thus implies that
             the endpoints of tachyon condensation in type-II theories
             are always smooth spaces. © SISSA/ISAS 2004.},
   Key = {fds248071}
}

@article{fds248067,
   Author = {Beasley, CE and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Toric duality is seiberg duality},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {5},
   Number = {12},
   Pages = {XI-37},
   Publisher = {Institute of Physics},
   Year = {2001},
   ISSN = {1029-8479},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0109053v1},
   Abstract = {We study four N = 1 SU(N)6 gauge theories, with
             bi-fundamental chiral matter and a superpotential. In the
             infrared, these gauge theories all realize the low-energy
             world-volume description of TV coincident D3-branes
             transverse to the complex cone over a del Pezzo surface dP3
             which is the blowup of P2 at three generic points.
             Therefore, the four gauge theories are expected to fall into
             the same universality class -an example of a phenomenon that
             has been termed "toric duality". However, little independent
             evidence has been given that such theories are
             infrared-equivalent. In fact, we show that the four gauge
             theories are related by the A/" = 1 duality of Seiberg,
             vindicating this expectation. We also study holographic
             aspects of these gauge theories. In particular we relate the
             spectrum of chiral operators in the gauge theories to
             wrapped D3-brane states in the AdS dual description. We
             finally demonstrate that the other known examples of toric
             duality are related by J\f = I duality, a fact which we
             conjecture holds generally.},
   Doi = {10.1088/1126-6708/2001/12/001},
   Key = {fds248067}
}

@article{fds248076,
   Author = {Aspinwall, PS and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {D-branes, discrete torsion and the McKay
             correspondence},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {5},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {XIX-25},
   Publisher = {Institute of Physics},
   Year = {2001},
   ISSN = {1029-8479},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0009042v2},
   Abstract = {We analyze the D-branes of a type-IIB string theory on an
             orbifold singularity including the possibility of discrete
             torsion following the work of Douglas et al. First we prove
             some general results about the moduli space of a point
             associated to the "regular representation" of the orbifold
             group. This includes some analysis of the "wrapped branes"
             which necessarily appear when the orbifold singularity is
             not isolated. Next we analyze the stringy homology of the
             orbifold using the McKay correspondence and the relationship
             between K-theory and homology. We find that discrete torsion
             and torsion in this stringy homology are closely-related
             concepts but that they differ in general. Lastly we question
             to what extent the D-1 brane may be thought of as being dual
             to a string.},
   Doi = {10.1088/1126-6708/2001/02/009},
   Key = {fds248076}
}

@article{fds248075,
   Author = {Aspinwall, PS and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Heterotic string corrections from the dual type-II
             string},
   Journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {4},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {XXXIV-21},
   Publisher = {Institute of Physics},
   Year = {2000},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9910248v2},
   Abstract = {We introduce a method of using the a dual type-IIA string to
             compute α′-corrections to the moduli space of heterotic
             string compactifications. In particular we study the
             hypermultiplet moduli space of a heterotic string on a K3
             surface. One application of this machinery shows that
             type-IIB strings compactified on a Calabi-Yau space suffer
             from worldsheet instantons, spacetime instantons and, in
             addition, "mixed" instantons which in a sense are both
             worldsheet and spacetime. As another application we look at
             the hyperkähler limit of the moduli space in which the K3
             surface becomes an ALE space. This is a variant of the
             "geometric engineering" method used for vector multiplet
             moduli space and should be applicable to a wide range of
             examples. In particular we reproduce Sen and Witten's result
             for the heterotic string on an A1 singularity and a trivial
             bundle and generalize this to a collection of E8 point-like
             instantons on an ALE space.},
   Doi = {10.1088/1126-6708/2000/04/025},
   Key = {fds248075}
}

@article{fds248095,
   Author = {Beasley, C and Greene, BR and Lazaroiu, CI and Plesser,
             MR},
   Title = {D3-branes on partial resolutions of abelian quotient
             singularities of Calabi-Yau threefolds},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {566},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {599-641},
   Publisher = {Elsevier},
   Year = {2000},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9907186},
   Abstract = {We investigate field theories on the world-volume of a
             D3-brane transverse to partial resolutions of a ℤ3 × ℤ3
             Calabi-Yau threefold quotient singularity. We deduce the
             field content and Lagrangian of such theories and present a
             systematic method for mapping the moment map levels
             characterizing the partial resolutions of the singularity to
             the Fayet-Iliopoulos parameters of the D-brane world-volume
             theory. As opposed to the simpler cases studied before, we
             find a complex web of partial resolutions and associated
             field-theoretic Fayet-Iliopoulos deformations. The analysis
             is performed by toric methods, leading to a structure which
             can be efficiently described in the language of convex
             geometry. For the world-volume theory, the analysis of the
             moduli space has an elegant description in terms of quivers.
             As a by-product, we present a systematic way of extracting
             the birational geometry of the classical moduli spaces, thus
             generalizing previous work on resolution of singularities by
             D-branes. © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights
             reserved.},
   Key = {fds248095}
}

@article{fds248074,
   Author = {Aspinwall, PS and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {T-duality can fail},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {3},
   Number = {8},
   Pages = {XI-18},
   Publisher = {Institute of Physics},
   Year = {1999},
   ISSN = {1029-8479},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9905036v1},
   Abstract = {We show that T-duality can be broken by non-perturbative
             effects in string coupling. The T-duality in question is
             that of the 2-torus when the heterotic string is
             compactified on K3xT2. This case is compared carefully to a
             situation where T-duality appears to work. A holonomy
             argument is presented to show that T-dualities (and general
             U-dualities) should only be expected for large amounts of
             supersymmetry. This breaking of R ↔ 1/R symmetry raises
             some interesting questions in string theory which we
             discuss. Finally we discuss how the classical modular group
             of a 2-torus appears to be broken too.},
   Doi = {10.1088/1126-6708/1999/08/001},
   Key = {fds248074}
}

@article{fds248094,
   Author = {Morrison, DR and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Non-spherical horizons, I},
   Journal = {Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical
             Physics},
   Volume = {3},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {1-81},
   Year = {1999},
   ISSN = {1095-0761},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9810201},
   Abstract = {We formulate an extension of Maldacena's AdS/CFT conjectures
             to the case of branes located at singular points in the
             ambient transverse space. For singularities which occur at
             finite distance in the moduli space of M or F theory models
             with spacetimefilling branes, the conjectures identify the
             worldvolume theory on the p-branes with a compactification
             of M or IIB theory on AdSp+2 × HD-p-2. We show how the
             singularity determines the horizon H, and demonstrate the
             relationship between global symmetries on the worldvolume
             and gauge symmetries in the AdS model. As a first
             application, we study some singularities relevant to the
             D3-branes required in four-dimensional F-theory. For these
             we are able to explicitly derive the low-energy field theory
             on the worldvolume and compare its properties to predictions
             from the dual AdS model. In particular, we examine the
             baryon spectra of the models and the fate of the Abelian
             factors in the gauge group.},
   Key = {fds248094}
}

@booklet{Argyres97,
   Author = {Argyres, PC and Plesser, MR and Shapere, AD},
   Title = {N = 2 moduli spaces and N = 1 dualities for
             SO(nc) and USp(2nc)
             super-QCD},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {483},
   Number = {1-2},
   Pages = {172-186},
   Year = {1997},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9608129v1},
   Abstract = {We determine the exact global structure of the moduli space
             of N = 2 supersymmetric SO(n) and USp(2n) gauge theories
             with matter hypermultiplets in the fundamental
             representations, using the non-renormalization theorem for
             the Higgs branches and the exact solutions for the Coulomb
             branches. By adding an (N = 2)-breaking mass term for the
             adjoint chiral field and varying the mass, the N = 2
             theories can be made to flow to either an "electric" N = 1
             supersymmetric QCD or its N = 1 dual "magnetic" version. We
             thus obtain a derivation of the N = 1 dualities of
             Seiberg.},
   Doi = {10.1016/S0550-3213(96)00583-4},
   Key = {Argyres97}
}

@booklet{Argyres96a,
   Author = {Argyres, PC and Plesser, MR and Seiberg, N and Witten,
             E},
   Title = {New N = 2 superconformal field theories in four
             dimensions},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {461},
   Number = {1-2},
   Pages = {71-84},
   Year = {1996},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9511154},
   Abstract = {New examples of N = 2 supersymmetric conformal field
             theories are found as fixed points of SU(2) N = 2
             supersymmetric QCD. Relations among the scaling dimensions
             of their relevant chiral operators, global symmetries, and
             Higgs branches are understood in terms of the general
             structure of relevant deformations of non-trivial N = 2
             conformal field theories. The spectrum of scaling dimensions
             found are all those compatible with relevant deformations of
             a y2 = x3 singular curve.},
   Key = {Argyres96a}
}

@booklet{Morrison96,
   Author = {Morrison, DR and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Towards mirror symmetry as duality for two dimensional
             Abelian gauge theories},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements},
   Volume = {46},
   Number = {1-3},
   Pages = {177-186},
   Year = {1996},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9508107},
   Abstract = {Superconformal sigma models with Calabi-Yau target spaces
             described as complete intersection subvarieties in toric
             varieties can be obtained as the low-energy limit of certain
             abelian gauge theories in two dimensions. We formulate
             mirror symmetry for this class of Calabi-Yau spaces as a
             duality in the abelian gauge theory, giving the explicit
             mapping relating the two Lagrangians. The duality relates
             inequivalent theories which lead to isomorphic theories in
             the low-energy limit. This formulation suggests that mirror
             symmetry could be derived using abelian duality. The
             application of duality in this context is complicated by the
             presence of nontrivial dynamics and the absence of a global
             symmetry. We propose a way to overcome these obstacles,
             leading to a more symmetric Lagrangian. The argument,
             however, fails to produce a derivation of the
             conjecture.},
   Doi = {10.1016/0920-5632(96)00020-5},
   Key = {Morrison96}
}

@booklet{Katz96,
   Author = {Katz, S and Morrison, DR and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Enhanced gauge symmetry in type II string
             theory},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {477},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {105-140},
   Year = {1996},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9601108},
   Abstract = {We show how enhanced gauge symmetry in type II string theory
             compactified on a Calabi-Yau threefold arises from
             singularities in the geometry of the target space. When the
             target space of the type IIA string acquires a genus g curve
             C of AN-1 singularities, we find that an SU (N) gauge theory
             with g adjoint hypermultiplets appears at the singularity.
             The new massless states correspond to solitons wrapped about
             the collapsing cycles, and their dynamics is described by a
             twisted supersymmetric gauge theory on C × R4. We reproduce
             this result from an analysis of the S-dual D-manifold. We
             check that the predictions made by this model about the
             nature of the Higgs branch, the monodromy of period
             integrals, and the asymptotics of the one-loop topological
             amplitude are in agreement with geometrical computations. In
             one of our examples we find that the singularity occurs at
             strong coupling in the heterotic dual proposed by Kachru and
             Vafa.},
   Doi = {10.1016/0550-3213(96)00331-8},
   Key = {Katz96}
}

@booklet{Argyres96,
   Author = {Argyres, PC and Plesser, MR and Seiberg, N},
   Title = {The moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY QCD and duality in N
             = 1 SUSY QCD},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {471},
   Number = {1-2},
   Pages = {159-194},
   Year = {1996},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9603042},
   Abstract = {We analyze in detail the moduli space of vacua of N = 2 SUSY
             QCD with nc colors and nf flavors. The Coulomb branch has
             submanifolds with non-Abelian gauge symmetry. The massless
             quarks and gluons at these vacua are smoothly connected to
             the underlying elementary quarks and gluons. Upon breaking N
             = 2 by an N = 1 preserving mass term for the adjoint field
             the theory flows to N = 1 SUSY QCD. Some of the massless
             quarks and gluons on the moduli space of the N = 2 theory
             become the magnetic quarks and gluons of the N = 1 theory.
             In this way we derive the duality m N = 1 SUSY QCD by
             identifying its crucial building blocks - the magnetic
             degrees of freedom - using only semiclassical physics and
             the non-renormalization theorem.},
   Key = {Argyres96}
}

@booklet{Argyres95,
   Author = {Argyres, PC and Plesser, MR and Shapere, AD},
   Title = {Coulomb Phase of N=2 Supersymmetric QCD.},
   Journal = {Physical Review Letters},
   Volume = {75},
   Number = {9},
   Pages = {1699-1702},
   Year = {1995},
   Month = {August},
   url = {http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10060369},
   Doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.1699},
   Key = {Argyres95}
}

@booklet{Greene95,
   Author = {Greene, BR and Morrison, DR and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Mirror manifolds in higher dimension},
   Journal = {Communications in Mathematical Physics},
   Volume = {173},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {559-597},
   Year = {1995},
   ISSN = {0010-3616},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9402119},
   Abstract = {We describe mirror manifolds in dimensions different from
             the familiar case of complex threefolds. We isolate certain
             simplifying features present only in dimension three, and
             supply alternative methods that do not rely on these special
             characteristics and hence can be generalized to other
             dimensions. Although the moduli spaces for Calabi-Yau
             d-folds are not "special Kähler manifolds" when d>3,
             they still have a restricted geometry, and we indicate the
             new geometrical structures which arise. We formulate and
             apply procedures which allow for the construction of mirror
             maps and the calculation of order-by-order instanton
             corrections to Yukawa couplings. Mathematically, these
             corrections are expected to correspond to calculating Chern
             classes of various parameter spaces (Hilbert schemes) for
             rational curves on Calabi-Yau manifolds. Our mirror-aided
             calculations agree with those Chern class calculations in
             the limited number of cases for which the latter can be
             carried out with current mathematical tools. Finally, we
             make explicit some striking relations between instanton
             corrections for various Yukawa couplings, derived from the
             associativity of the operator product algebra. © 1995
             Springer-Verlag.},
   Doi = {10.1007/BF02101657},
   Key = {Greene95}
}

@booklet{Morrison95,
   Author = {Morrison, DR and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Summing the instantons: Quantum cohomology and mirror
             symmetry in toric varieties},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {440},
   Number = {1-2},
   Pages = {279-354},
   Year = {1995},
   ISSN = {0550-3213},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9412236},
   Abstract = {We use the gauged linear sigma model introduced by Witten to
             calculate instanton expansions for correlation functions in
             topological sigma models with target space a toric variety V
             or a Calabi-Yau hypersurface M ⊂ V. In the linear model
             the instanton moduli spaces are relatively simple objects
             and the correlators are explicitly computable; moreover, the
             instantons can be summed, leading to explicit solutions for
             both kinds of models. In the case of smooth V, our results
             reproduce and clarify an algebraic solution of the V model
             due to Batyrev. In addition, we find an algebraic relation
             determining the solution for M in terms of that for V.
             Finally, we propose a modification of the linear model which
             computes instanton expansions about any limiting point in
             the moduli space. In the smooth case this leads to a
             (second) algebraic solution of the M model. We use this
             description to prove some conjectures about mirror symmetry,
             including the previously conjectured "monomial-divisor
             mirror map" of Aspinwall, Greene and Morrison. ©
             1995.},
   Key = {Morrison95}
}

@booklet{Hanany94,
   Author = {Hanany, A and Oz, Y and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Topological Landau-Ginzburg formulation and integrable
             structure of two-dimensional string theory},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {425},
   Number = {1-2},
   Pages = {150-172},
   Year = {1994},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9401030},
   Abstract = {We construct a topological Landau-Ginzburg formulation of
             the two-dimensional string at the self-dual radius. The
             model is an analytic continuation of the Ak+1 minimal model
             to k = -3. We compute the superpotential and calculate
             tachyon correlators in the Landau-Ginzburg framework. The
             results are in complete agreement with matrix model
             calculations. We identify the momentum one tachyon as the
             puncture operator, non-negative momentum tachyons as primary
             fields, and negative momentum ones as descendants. The model
             thus has an infinite number of primary fields, and the
             topological metric vanishes on the small phase space when
             restricted to these. We find a parity invariant
             multi-contact algebra with irreducible contact terms of
             arbitrarily large number of fields. The formulation of this
             Landau-Ginzburg description in terms of period integrals
             coincides with the genus zero WI+∞ identities of
             two-dimensional string theory. We study the underlying Toda
             lattice integrable hierarchy in the Lax formulation and find
             that the Landau-Ginzburg superpotential coincides with a
             derivative of the Baker-Akhiezer wave function in the
             dispersionless limit. This establishes a connection between
             the topological and integrable structures. Guided by this
             connection we derive relations formally analogous to the
             string equation.},
   Key = {Hanany94}
}

@article{fds248065,
   Author = {Dijkgraaf, R and Moore, G and Plesser, R},
   Title = {The partition function of two-dimensional string
             theory},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {394},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {356-382},
   Year = {1993},
   ISSN = {0550-3213},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(93)90019-L},
   Abstract = {We derive a compact and explicit expression for the
             generating functional of all correlation functions of
             tachyon operators in two-dimensional string theory. This
             expression makes manifest relations of the c = 1 system to
             KP flow nd W1 + ∞ constraints. Moreover we derive a
             Kontsevich-Penner integral representation of this generating
             functional. © 1993.},
   Doi = {10.1016/0550-3213(93)90019-L},
   Key = {fds248065}
}

@article{fds248081,
   Author = {Dijkgraaf Gregory and R and Moore, W and Plesser,
             MR},
   Title = {The partition function of 2d string theory},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {394},
   Pages = {356-382},
   Publisher = {Elsevier},
   Year = {1993},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9208031},
   Key = {fds248081}
}

@article{fds43880,
   Author = {B.R. Greene and M.R. Plesser},
   Title = {Mirror manifolds: a brief review and progress
             report},
   Pages = {0648-0666},
   Booktitle = {PASCOS 1991},
   Publisher = {World Scientific},
   Editor = {P. Nath and S. Reucroft},
   Year = {1992},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9110014},
   Key = {fds43880}
}

@article{fds248080,
   Author = {Moore, G and Plesser, R},
   Title = {Classical scattering in (1 + 1)-dimensional string
             theory},
   Journal = {Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and
             Cosmology},
   Volume = {46},
   Number = {4},
   Pages = {1730-1736},
   Year = {1992},
   ISSN = {0556-2821},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9203060},
   Abstract = {We find the general solution to Polchinski's classical
             scattering equations for (1 + 1)-dimensional string theory.
             This allows efficient computation of scattering amplitudes
             in the standard Liouville×c=1 background. Moreover, the
             solution leads to a mapping from a large class of
             time-dependent collective field theory backgrounds to
             corresponding nonlinear σ models. Finally, we derive
             recursion relations between tachyon amplitudes. These may be
             summarized by an infinite set of nonlinear partial
             differential equations for the partition function in an
             arbitrary time-dependent background. © 1992 The American
             Physical Society.},
   Doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.46.1730},
   Key = {fds248080}
}

@booklet{Moore92,
   Author = {Moore, G and Plesser, MR and Ramgoolam, S},
   Title = {Exact S-matrix for two-dimensional string
             theory},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {377},
   Number = {1-2},
   Pages = {143-190},
   Year = {1992},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9111035},
   Abstract = {We formulate simple graphical rules which allow explicit
             calculation of nonperturbative c = 1 S-matrices. This allows
             us to investigate the constraint of nonperturbative
             unitarity, which indeed rules out some theories.
             Nevertheless, we show that there is an infinite parameter
             family of nonperturbatively unitary c = 1 S-matrices. We
             investigate the dependence of the S-matrix on one of these
             nonperturbative parameters. In particular, we study the
             analytic structure, background dependence and high-energy
             behavior of some nonperturbative c = 1 S-matrices. The
             scattering amplitudes display interesting resonant behavior
             both at high energies and in the complex energy
             plane.},
   Key = {Moore92}
}

@booklet{Greene91,
   Author = {GREENE, BR and PLESSER, MR and RUSJAN, E and WANG,
             XM},
   Title = {GUAGE SYMMETRY-BREAKING IN SUPERCONFORMAL
             ORBIFOLDS},
   Journal = {Modern Physics Letters A},
   Volume = {6},
   Number = {7},
   Pages = {591-603},
   Year = {1991},
   Month = {March},
   ISSN = {0217-7323},
   url = {http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1991FE87400008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=47d3190e77e5a3a53558812f597b0b92},
   Doi = {10.1142/S0217732391000610},
   Key = {Greene91}
}

@booklet{Ginsparg90,
   Author = {Ginsparg, P and Goulian, M and Plesser, MR and Zinn-Justin,
             J},
   Title = {(p, q) string actions},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {342},
   Number = {3},
   Pages = {539-563},
   Year = {1990},
   ISSN = {0550-3213},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(90)90326-9},
   Abstract = {We investigate a recently proposed nonperturbative
             formulation of two-dimensional quantum gravity coupled to
             (p,q) minimal conformal matter. The coupled differential
             equations for the partition function summed over topologies
             are shown to follow from an action principle. The basic
             action for a (p,q) model takes the general form S(p,q) =
             ∫Res[Qp/q+ 1 + Σk = 0Σα = 0q - 2t(k), αQk + (α +
             1)/q], where Q is a qth-order differential operator and the
             t(k), α are sources for operator insertions. We illustrate
             our results with the explicit examples of the Ising (4,3)
             and tricritical Ising (5,4) models. The action S(p,q)
             embodies the essential features of the problem (including
             the relation to generalized KdV hierarchies) in a most
             compact form. © 1990.},
   Doi = {10.1016/0550-3213(90)90326-9},
   Key = {Ginsparg90}
}

@booklet{Greene90,
   Author = {Greene, BR and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Duality in Calabi-Yau moduli space},
   Journal = {Nuclear Physics B},
   Volume = {338},
   Number = {1},
   Pages = {15-37},
   Year = {1990},
   ISSN = {0550-3213},
   url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(90)90622-K},
   Abstract = {We describe a duality in the moduli space of string vacua
             which pairs topologically distinct Calabi-Yau manifolds and
             shows that the yield isomorphic conformal theories. At the
             level of the geometrical description, this duality
             interchanges the roles of Kähler and complex structure
             moduli and thus pairs manifolds whose Euler numbers differ
             by χ → - χ. Amongst the interesting implications of this
             duality is the conclusion that by using both manifolds of a
             "mirror pair" the 273 and 273 couplings can be computed
             exactly by lowest-order geometrical calculations. ©
             1980.},
   Doi = {10.1016/0550-3213(90)90622-K},
   Key = {Greene90}
}


%% Preprints   
@article{fds248063,
   Author = {Bertolini, M and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Worldsheet instantons and (0,2) linear models},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {2015},
   Number = {8},
   Year = {2015},
   Month = {August},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1410.4541},
   Abstract = {http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1410.4541},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP08(2015)081},
   Key = {fds248063}
}

@article{fds248064,
   Author = {Bertolini, M and Melnikov, IV and Plesser, MR},
   Title = {Accidents in (0,2) Landau-Ginzburg theories},
   Journal = {The Journal of High Energy Physics},
   Volume = {2014},
   Number = {12},
   Year = {2014},
   Month = {December},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1405.4266},
   Abstract = {http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1405.4266},
   Doi = {10.1007/JHEP12(2014)157},
   Key = {fds248064}
}

@article{fds199563,
   Author = {P.S. Aspinwall and M. Ronen Plesser},
   Title = {Elusive Worldsheet Instantons in Heterotic String
             Compactifications},
   Year = {2011},
   Month = {June},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/pdf/1106.2998v1},
   Abstract = {http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1106.2998},
   Key = {fds199563}
}

@article{fds17599,
   Author = {K. Narayan and M. Plesser},
   Title = {Coarse-graining quivers},
   Year = {2003},
   Month = {September},
   url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0309171},
   Abstract = {http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0309171},
   Key = {fds17599}
}