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Publications [#243276] of Paul S. Aspinwall

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  1. Aspinwall, PS, An N = 2 dual pair and a phase transition, Nuclear Physics B, vol. 460 no. 1 (January, 1996), pp. 57-76, Elsevier BV [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/06/18)

    We carefully analyze the N = 2 dual pair of string theories in four dimensions introduced by Ferrara, Harvey, Strominger and Vafa. The analysis shows that a second discrete degree of freedom must be switched on in addition to the known "Wilson line" to achieve a non-perturbatively consistent theory. We also identify the phase transition this model undergoes into another dual pair via a process analogous to a conifold transition. This provides the first known example of a phase transition which is understood from both the type II and the heterotic string picture.
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