Schwarz, J. H. and Ellis, J. R.
(1989)
*The Search for a Realistic Superstring Vacuum.*
Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical and physical sciences, 329
(1605).
pp. 359-371.
ISSN 0080-4614.
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## Abstract

Recent progress in understanding heterotic string compactification utilizes abstract algebraic methods. In particular, Gepner has given a prescription for constructing exactly soluble Calabi-Yau compactifications by using N = 2 minimal models. A large class of new N = 2 models, discovered by Kazama & Suzuki, can also be used. Recent progress in understanding N = 2 models and Calabi-Yau spaces by using mathematical techniques of singularity theory improves the prospects of a complete classification. A key question is whether a classical solution can give a reasonable first approximation to the exact quantum ground state even though string theory is strongly coupled and the perturbation expansion diverges.

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Additional Information: | © 1989 Royal Society. I am grateful to L. Dixon, D. Gepner, W. Lerche, E. Raiten and G. Rivlis for helpful discussions. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract no. DE-AC0381-ER40050. | ||||||

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Official Citation: | The Search for a Realistic Superstring Vacuum [and Discussion] J. H. Schwarz and J. R. Ellis Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Vol. 329, No. 1605, Physics and Mathematics of Strings (Nov. 17, 1989), pp. 359-371 Published by: The Royal Society Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/38271 | ||||||

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