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Calabi-Yau Manifolds from Gauge Theories
February 10, 20142:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Calabi-Yau Manifolds from Gauge Theories


Vijay Kumar (Stony Brook University)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The gauged linear sigma model (GLSM) is a 2D supersymmetric gauge theory with charged matter fields and interactions. It has been used as a tool to study the properties of the moduli space of Calabi-Yau (CY) manifolds. Typically, a mathematician constructs a CY manifold X, presented as the zero locus of polynomial equations in an ambient space, for which a physicist then constructs a GLSM whose vacuum manifold is X in a particular limit. Once this is achieved we can use the GLSM to study X and calculate its GromovWitten invariants. In this talk, Dr. Kumar will turn this supply chain around and consider how we can utilize the GLSM to generate new examples of CY manifolds.

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