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Using techniques originating in a certain

approach to Clifford bundles known as "geometric algebra", I discuss

a geometric reformulation of constrained generalized Killing spinor equations

which proves to be particularly effective in the study and classification of

supersymmetric flux compactifications of string and M-theory. As an

application, I discuss the most general N=2 compactifications of M-theory to

three dimensions, which were never studied in full generality before. I also

touch upon the connection of such techniques with a certain variant of the

quantization of spin systems.

Collection/Series:

Event Type:

Seminar

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Event Date:

Friday, November 9, 2012 - 11:00 to 12:30

Location:

Sky Room

Room #:

394

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