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Math-Physics Joint Seminar

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:30pm

Monica Kang



University of Pennsylvania


I will use elliptic fibrations to encode gauge theories geometrically on M-theory that has a dual F-theory description. From compactifications of M-theory on elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds, I will describe the Coulomb branch of the 5d theory via geometric analysis. With 6d spectra, I will further check that the uplifted theory in 6d is anomaly-free using Green-Schwartz mechanism. There will be a slight focus on the gauge group SU(2)xSU(3), which describes the non-abelian sector of the Standard Model of particle physics.