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Heterotic Flux Geometry from (0,2) Gauge Dynamics



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Abstract

Chiral gauge theories in two dimensions with (0,2) supersymmetry admit a
much broader, and more interesting, class of vacuum solutions than
their better studied (2,2) counterparts. In this talk, we will explore
some of the possibilities that are offered by this additional freedom by
including field-dependent theta-angles and FI parameters. The moduli
spaces that will result from this procedure correspond to heterotic
string backgrounds with non-trivial H-flux and NS-brane sources. Along
the way, a remarkable relationship between (0,2) gauge anomalies and
H-flux will emerge.