We discuss a set of heterotic and type II string theory compactifications to 1 + 1 dimensions that are characterized by factorized internal worldsheet CFTs of the form V-1 circle times (V) over bar (2), where V-1, V-2 are self-dual (super) vertex operator algebras. In the cases with spacetime supersymmetry, we show that the BPS states form a module for a Borcherds- Kac-Moody (BKM) (super)algebra, and we prove that for each model the BKM (super)algebra is a symmetry of genus zero BPS string amplitudes. We compute the supersymmetric indices of these models using both Hamiltonian and path integral formalisms. The path integrals are manifestly automorphic forms closely related to the Borcherds-Weyl-Kac denominator. Along the way, we comment on various subtleties inherent to these low-dimensional string compactifications.

BPS Algebras in 2D String Theory

Volpato, R
2022

Abstract

We discuss a set of heterotic and type II string theory compactifications to 1 + 1 dimensions that are characterized by factorized internal worldsheet CFTs of the form V-1 circle times (V) over bar (2), where V-1, V-2 are self-dual (super) vertex operator algebras. In the cases with spacetime supersymmetry, we show that the BPS states form a module for a Borcherds- Kac-Moody (BKM) (super)algebra, and we prove that for each model the BKM (super)algebra is a symmetry of genus zero BPS string amplitudes. We compute the supersymmetric indices of these models using both Hamiltonian and path integral formalisms. The path integrals are manifestly automorphic forms closely related to the Borcherds-Weyl-Kac denominator. Along the way, we comment on various subtleties inherent to these low-dimensional string compactifications.
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