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Seminars»06.11.2014 - George Moutsopoulos : Non-geometric backgrounds of string theory

06.11.2014 - George Moutsopoulos : Non-geometric backgrounds of string theory

Non-geometric backgrounds of string theory

George Moutsopoulos
Boğaziçi University
06 November 2014, Thursday, 14:40
Cavid Erginsoy Seminar Room, Physics Department, 3rd floor

Abstract: Due to the extended symmetries T-duality and U-duality, string theory admits backgrounds that are locally smooth but globally cannot be described by a geometric manifold. I will describe how they arise, their description in higher and lower-dimensional supergravity, and the charges that support them.

Reminder: Tea and cookies will be in the seminar room before the seminar.