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October 31, 20222:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

An Introduction to Flux Compactifications and Generalised Geometry


David Tennyson (Texas A&M University)



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

I will review some of the key concepts in flux backgrounds of string theory/M-theory down to Minkowski space. I will focus on how one can try to understand the moduli space from the notion of G-structures, as well as how flux breaks the integrability these G-structures and hence changes the moduli space. I will outline how generalised geometry can help you deal with the difficulties that arise with flux, allowing analysis of previously intractable geometries.

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