29 September 2015 to 2 October 2015
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

A class of 2D non-Abelian gauged linear sigma models

30 Sep 2015, 16:20
15m
Seminar room 1 (DESY Hamburg)

Seminar room 1

DESY Hamburg

Speaker

Mr Andreas Gerhardus (Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics)

Description

Two-dimensional gauged linear sigma models with N=(2,2) supersymmetry are a powerful tool for studying the worldsheet theories of type II string compactifications. We construct a certain class of non-Abelian gauged linear sigma models that exhibit an interesting phase structure emerging from non-Abelian strong coupling dynamics. The observed phase structure leads to a duality proposal amongst these models, for which we provide further evidence by matching the respective two sphere partition functions. As some of the models at low energies flow to non-linear sigma models with Calabi-Yau target spaces, the duality proposal results in a correspondence of non-complete intersection Calabi-Yau varieties.

Primary author

Mr Andreas Gerhardus (Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics)

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