6-10 March 2017
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University
Europe/Berlin timezone

Calabi-Yaus and supersymmetric gauge theory

7 Mar 2017, 09:30
1h 30m
02.430 (Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University)

02.430

Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University

Staudingerweg 9 / 2nd floor, 55128 Mainz

Speaker

Johanna Knapp

Description

The mathematics of Calabi-Yau spaces plays a crucial role in the context of string compactifications. In this talk I discuss the gauged linear sigma model (GLSM), which is a supersymmetric gauge theory in two dimensions that encodes information about Calabi-Yaus and their moduli spaces. After a basic introduction to GLSMs, I will discuss new methods for computing quantum corrections in string compactifications using supersymmetric localization. I will focus in particular on the hemisphere partition function, which computes the quantum corrected central charge of D-branes on Calabi-Yaus.

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