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SUMMARY: Physics and Mathematics of Calabi-Yau Manifolds (1/3)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190930T080000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20190930T140000Z
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DESCRIPTION:The concept of Calabi-Yau manifolds plays an essential role in
string theory. We will first review the definition and some of the import
ant properties of these manifolds and their use in string compactification
to generate semi-realistic models of elemental particles in four dimensio
ns. We will then introduce topological string theory as a tool to obtain e
xplicit analytic expressions for some of the physical observables in the c
ompactificaiton. Topological string theory has rich mathematical structure
and deep connections to problems in mathematical physics such as the Cher
n-Simons theory and matric models\, which we will review. A variety of str
ongly interacting quantum field theories can be realized in limits where C
alabi-Yau manifolds decomactify and the gravity decouples\, and aspects of
their dynamics can be understood by the geometry of Calabi-Yau manifolds.
Study of the moduli space of Calabi-Yau manifolds has uncovered several u
niversal features\, and they have been encapsulated in a robust set of con
ditions on low energy effective theories of consistent quantum theory of g
ravity\, called swampland conditions.\n\n \n\nSchedule for all days:\n\n1
0:00-10:30 coffee\n10:30-12:00 lecture + discussion\n12:00-14:00
lunch break\n14:00-15:30 lecture + discussion\n15:30-16:00 coff
ee\n\n \n\nhttps://indico.desy.de/indico/event/23817/
LOCATION:DESY Hamburg Bldg. 2a\, SR 2
URL:https://indico.desy.de/indico/event/23817/
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