N = 1 heterotic / Mtheory duality and Joyce manifolds
Abstract
We present an ansatz which enables us to construct heterotic/ Mtheory dual pairs in four dimensions. It is checked that this ansatz reproduces previous results and that the massless spectra of the proposed new dual pairs agree. The new dual pairs consist of Mtheory compactifications on Joyce manifolds of G_{2} holonomy and CalabiYau compactifications of heterotic strings. These results are further evidence that Mtheory is consistent on orbifolds. Finally, we interpret these results in terms of Mtheory geometries which are K3 fibrations and heterotic geometries which are conjectured to be T^{3} fibrations. Even though the new dual pairs are constructed as nonfreely acting orbifolds of existing dual pairs, the adiabatic argument is apparently not violated.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 February 1996
 DOI:
 10.1016/05503213(96)003264
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9603033
 Bibcode:
 1996NuPhB.475..579A
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 25 pages, Latex