We study new nonperturbative phenomena in N = 1 heterotic string vacua corresponding to pointlike bundle singularities in codimension three. These degenerations result in new four-dimensional infrared physics characterized by light solitonic states whose origin is explained in the dual F-theory model. We also show that such phenomena appear generically in E7 → E 6 higgsing and describe in detail the corresponding bundle transition.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- String Duality