Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)

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Events During the Week of April 16th through April 23rd, 2017

Monday, April 17th, 2017

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Ubiquity of non-geometry in heterotic string compactifications
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin
Speaker: Stefano Massai, University of Chicago
Abstract: I will address the problem of classifying supersymmetric string compactifications in regions of moduli space where the supergravity approximation breaks down. I will show evidence that, in the heterotic string, quantum effects generically turns a Calabi-Yau manifold into a T-fold, a non-geometric space defined by T-duality transition functions. I will describe a non-geometric version of ADE singularities, and show a full classification of the six-dimensional super-conformal field theories that describe the low energy physics on such defects.
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Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

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Thursday, April 20th, 2017

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Friday, April 21st, 2017

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