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Title: Two-dimensional twisted sigma models, the mirror chiral de Rham complex, and twisted generalised mirror symmetry
Authors: Tan, M.-C. 
Keywords: Differential and algebraic geometry
Sigma models
String duality
Topological field theories
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2007
Citation: Tan, M.-C. (2007-07-01). Two-dimensional twisted sigma models, the mirror chiral de Rham complex, and twisted generalised mirror symmetry. Journal of High Energy Physics 2007 (7) : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In this paper, we study the perturbative aspects of a "B-twisted" two-dimensional (0,2) heterotic sigma model on a holomorphic gauge bundle over a complex, hermitian manifold X. We show that the model can be naturally described in terms of the mathematical theory of "Chiral Differential Operators". In particular, the physical anomalies of the sigma model can be reinterpreted as an obstruction to a global definition of the associated sheaf of vertex superalgebras derived from the free conformal field theory describing the model locally on X. In addition, one can also obtain a novel understanding of the sigma model one-loop beta function solely in terms of holomorphic data. At the (2,2) locus, one can describe the resulting half-twisted variant of the topological B-model in terms of a mirror "Chiral de Rham complex" (or CDR) defined by Malikov et al. in [1]. Via mirror symmetry, one can also derive various conjectural expressions relating the sheaf cohomology of the mirror CDR to that of the original CDR on pairs of Calabi-Yau mirror manifolds. An analysis of the half-twisted model on a non-Kähler group manifold with torsion also allows one to draw conclusions about the corresponding sheaves of CDR (and its mirror) that are consistent with mathematically established results by Ben-Bassat in [2] on the mirror symmetry of generalised complex manifolds. These conclusions therefore suggest an interesting relevance of the sheaf of CDR in the recent study of generalised mirror symmetry. © SISSA 2007.
Source Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
ISSN: 11266708
DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2007/07/013
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