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Physics and Mathematics of Calabi-Yau Manifolds

30 September - 2 October 2019

PAULI LECTURES 2019
by Prof. Hirosi Ooguri (Caltech, IPMU Tokyo)


The concept of Calabi-Yau manifolds plays an essential role in string theory. We will first review the definition and some of the important properties of these manifolds and their use in string compactification to generate semi-realistic models of elemental particles in four dimensions. We will then introduce topological string theory as a tool to obtain explicit analytic expressions for some of the physical observables in the compactificaiton.

Topological string theory has rich mathematical structure and deep connections to problems in mathematical physics such as the Chern-Simons theory and matric models, which we will review. A variety of strongly interacting quantum field theories can be realized in limits where Calabi-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 universal features, and they have been encapsulated in a robust set of conditions on low energy effective theories of consistent quantum theory of gravity, called swampland conditions.

Date & time: 30 September - 2 October 2019 10 am - 4 pm
Venue: Bahrenfeld Campus (DESY), bldg. 2a, room 2


Fellows
Chu Wang
Infection and structural Biology
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Christian Nweze
Photon Science/Nanoscience
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Alumni
Parisa Bayat
Nanoscience
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Jhilik Majumdar
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
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Event Calendar
09 Feb. 2020 to 16 Feb. 2020
Location: Main Auditorium, bldg. 5
17 Feb. 2020 to 28 Feb. 2020
Location: Building 1b, Seminar Room 4
17 Feb. 2020 to 28 Feb. 2020
Speaker: BEHNKE, Ties, DE LA TAILLE, Christophe
Location: SR 4a/b
18 Feb. 2020 11:00
Speaker: Stefan Schlauderer (Universität Regensburg)
Location: SR II+III ground floor
18 Feb. 2020 13:15
Speaker: Pompidor Guillaume (EMBL)
Location: 109
18 Feb. 2020 15:00
Speaker: Andrea Caputo (U Valencia)
Location: SR2
18 Feb. 2020 16:45
Speaker: Andrew Taylor (DESY)
Location: Auditorium
19 Feb. 2020 14:00
Speaker: Oliver Kühn (Universität Rostock, Institut für Physik, Rostock, Germany)
Location: seminar room IV, first floor
20 Feb. 2020 12:00
Chaired by: PIER
Speaker: Katja Werner (Founder of PiNa-Tec)
Location: SR1
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