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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
23 Sep. 2019 to 26 Sep. 2019
Chaired by: Mirko Siemssen
Location: SemRoom I-V, CFEL, Bldg. 99
23 Sep. 2019 15:00
Speaker: Karolina Maria Stachnik
Location: EMBL, Gebäude 48e, Raum L202
24 Sep. 2019 to 27 Sep. 2019
Speaker: AOUDE, Rafael, BANULS, Mari Carmen
Location: Main Auditorium
24 Sep. 2019 13:15
Speaker: Stijn J. M. Van Malderen (Ghent University, Department of Chemistry)
Location: 109
24 Sep. 2019 18:00
Speaker: Mark Hartney
Location: CFEL, SR I-III
25 Sep. 2019 to 26 Sep. 2019
26 Sep. 2019 10:30
Chaired by: Thomas Schoerner-Sadenius
Speaker: Dr. HAUNGS, Andreas (DESY), Dr. HEISS, Andreas
26 Sep. 2019 15:30
Location: CMS meeting room
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