Jock McOrist is giving a talk today (Thursday 2 March) in the String Theory Seminar at DAMTP, University of Cambridge. The title of his talk is “A metric and geometry for heterotic moduli“. Abstract: heterotic vacua, defined by certain 3 complex-dimensional manifolds with a holomorphic bundle admitting a connection satisfying hermitian Yang-Mills and an anomaly condition, realize four-dimensional chiral gauge theories with N=1 SUSY . Exploiting the supersymmetric relations and geometry, the talk will describe the alpha’-corrected couplings for the four-dimensional effective field theory. This yields a natural Kahler metric for the moduli space with a shockingly simple Kahler potential. Along the way, a natural geometric structure for the heterotic moduli is revealed.