Vacuum varieties, holomorphic bundles and complex structure stabilization in heterotic theories

  title={Vacuum varieties, holomorphic bundles and complex structure stabilization in heterotic theories},
  author={Lara B. Anderson and James Richard Andrew Gray and Andr{\'e} Lukas and Burt A. Ovrut},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
A bstractWe discuss the use of gauge fields to stabilize complex structure moduli in Calabi-Yau three-fold compactifications of heterotic string and M-theory. The requirement that the gauge fields in such models preserve supersymmetry leads to a complicated landscape of vacua in complex structure moduli space. We develop methods to systematically map out this multi-branched vacuum space, in a computable and explicit manner. In analysing the resulting vacua, it is found that the associated… 

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