Publications [#303518] of Paul S. Aspinwall

Papers Published

  1. Aspinwall, PS, A McKay-like correspondence for (0, 2)-deformations, Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, vol. 18 no. 4 (January, 2014), pp. 761-797, International Press of Boston
    (last updated on 2022/05/21)

    We present a local computation of deformations of the tangent bundle for a resolved orbifold singularity Cd/G. These correspond to (0, 2)-deformations of (2, 2)-theories. A McKay-like correspondence is found predicting the dimension of the space of first-order deformations from simple calculations involving the group. This is confirmed in two dimensions using the Kronheimer-Nakajima quiver construction. In higher dimensions such a computation is subject to nontrivial worldsheet instanton corrections and some examples are given where this happens. However, we conjecture that the special crepant resolution given by the G-Hilbert scheme is never subject to such corrections, and show this is true in an infinite number of cases. Amusingly, for three-dimensional examples where G is abelian, the moduli space is associated to a quiver given by the toric fan of the blow-up. It is shown that an orbifold of the form C3/Z7 has a nontrivial superpotential and thus an obstructed moduli space.