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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Mathieu Stienon, Nigel Higson, Ping Xu.

Title:Geometric T-duality
Seminar:GAP Seminar
Speaker:Calder Daenzer, Goettingen
T-duality is an ubiquitous duality in theoretical physics, its most well-known incarnation being the duality between type IIA string theory compactified on a circle of radius R and type IIB theory on a circle of radius 1/R. I will give an overview of T-duality, taking the perspective that it can be viewed as a transform of geometric spaces and examining its affect on latent geometric structures. In general, geometric structures will transform under T-duality in highly nontrivial ways: for example complex structures can become symplectic, topological features can become noncommutative deformations, and metrics can become flat gerbes.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:03 / 15 / 2011
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm