(1,2) heterotic string with gauge symmetry

David M. Pierce
1996 Physical Review D, Particles and fields  
We construct a (1,2) heterotic string with gauge symmetry and determine its particle spectrum. This theory has a local N=1 worldsheet supersymmetry for left movers and a local N=2 worldsheet supersymmetry for right movers and describes particles in either two or three space-time dimensions. We show that fermionizing the bosons of the compactified N=1 space leads to a particle spectrum which has nonabelian gauge symmetry. The fermionic formulation of the theory corresponds to a dimensional
more » ... ion of self dual Yang Mills. We also give a worldsheet action for the theory and calculate the one-loop path integral.
doi:10.1103/physrevd.53.7197 pmid:10020007 fatcat:oet7ci53nneb3hwwgndwdhzpkq