String Seminars

This series consists of talks in the area of Superstring Theory.

Seminar Series Events/Videos

Currently there are no upcoming talks in this series.

 

Tuesday Sep 25, 2007
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I'll discuss a reformulation of twistor-string theory as a heterotic string. This clarifies why conformal supergravity arises and provides a link between the Berkovits and Witten pictures. The talk is based on
arXiv:0708:2276 with Lionel Mason.

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Tuesday Sep 18, 2007

I will discuss a solution generating technique that allows to generate
stationary axisymmetric solutions of five-dimensional gravity, starting
from static ones. This technique can be used to add angular momentum
to static configurations. It can also be used to add KK-monopole charge
to asymptotically flat five-dimensional solutions, thus generating geometries
that interpolate between five-dimensional and four-dimensional solutions.

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Tuesday Sep 04, 2007
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In this talk, I will describe recent work in string phenomenology from the perspective of computational algebraic geometry. I will begin by reviewing some of the long-standing issues in heterotic model building and the goal of producing realistic particle physics from string theory. This goal can be approached by creating a large class of heterotic models which can be algorithmically scanned for physical suitability. I will outline a well-defined set of heterotic compactifications over complete intersection Calabi-Yau manifolds using the monad construction of vector bundles.

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Wednesday May 16, 2007
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