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Heterotic Conformal Field Theory and Gepner’s Construction
Physical Review D
  • Darwin Chang, University of Maryland - College Park
  • Asim Gangopadhyaya, Loyola University Chicago
  • Alok Kumar, Laboratoire de Physique Theorique
  • Jin Wang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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We discuss some general properties of heterotic conformal field theory in which conformal anomalies c are different for the left-moving and right-moving sectors. It is precisely this type of theory that can be applied immediately to the construction of heterotic string theory. We discuss a general way of constructing such a theory using free fermions. The construction is then applied to generalize Gepner's construction of superstring solutions using the tensor products of N=2 superconformal field theories.

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Chang, D., Gangopadhyaya, A., Kumar, A., and Wang, J. (1990). Heterotic conformal field theory and Gepner's construction. Physical Review D, 42(8), 2694-2703.