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May 2, 20222:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

Discrete Symmetries and Twisted Dimensional Reductions in F-theory

Speaker:

Lara Anderson (Virginia Tech)

Host:

Anindya Sengupta

Location:

Address:

Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

Within string compactifications, geometry and field theory are intertwined in deep ways, with classifications of geometry leading to new characterizations of field theories. Calabi-Yau elliptic fibrations play a key role in characterizing and classifying broad classes of string compactifications. In this talk, I will discuss compactifications of F-theory to 6-dimensions exhibiting discrete symmetries. I will also outline the physics of ’twisted’ dimensional reductions of F-theory from 6- to 5-dimensions and how they are realized by genus-one fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds with novel isometries.

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