Elliptic genus, anomaly cancellation and heterotic M-theory

  title={Elliptic genus, anomaly cancellation and heterotic M-theory},
  author={Kang-Sin Choi and S. J. Rey},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We derive global consistency condition for strongly coupled heterotic string in the presence of M5-branes. Its elliptic genus is interpretable as generating functional of anomaly polynomials and so, on anomaly-free vacua, the genus is both holomorphic and modular invariant. In holomorphic basis, we identify the modular properties by calculating the phase. By interpreting the refinement parameters as background curvature of tangent and vector bundles, we identify the extended Bianchi identity… 

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