Heterotic Strings and (0,2) QFT

Quantum field theory with (0,2) supersymmetry plays a key role in the study of heterotic string compactifications.  Recently these theories have also been playing a role in the study of four-dimensional gauge theories with defects, and there has been a revival in the study of (0,4) theories in light of the Mathieu-Moonshine conjectures.

The workshop will bring together leading experts in these areas with the goals of giving an overview of recent results, finding new relations between the various problems under study, and hopefully charting some new directions where progress can be achieved by combining different approaches.

Preliminary list of participants:

  • Allan Adams
  • Paul Aspinwall
  • Katrin Becker
  • Melanie Becker
  • Francesco Benini
  • Marco Bertolini
  • Jacques Distler
  • James Gray
  • Sergei Gukov
  • Sebastian Guttenberg
  • Jeff Harvey
  • David Kutasov
  • Jennifer Lin
  • Travis Maxfield
  • Ilarion Melnikov
  • David Morrison
  • Ronen Plesser
  • Callum Quigley
  • Andy Royston
  • Savdeep Sethi
  • Eric Sharpe
  • Mark Stern
  • Timm Wrase


The workshop will begin at 9 am on Monday and end at noon on Friday. The schedule can be downloaded here: HeteroticSchedule.pdf

Slides From Presentations


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn within walking distance of the Mitchell Institute. Participants can contact the hotel (contact information below) and use the group code HET when making their reservations. We will be able to cover the accommodation costs for invited participants Sunday to Thursday nights.

Hampton Inn, College Station
320 Texas Ave South
College Station, Texas 77840
(979) 846-0184
» Hampton Inn Website

More Information

April 28, 2014 – May 02, 2014

This workshop is organized by K. Becker, M. Becker, I. Melnikov, D. Morrison & S. Sethi


If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Ilarion Melnikov at ilarion@physics.tamu.edu