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Math-Physics Joint Seminar

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:00pm

Lara Anderson



University of Pennsylvania

DRL 2N36

Also listed as a High Energy Theory seminar talk.

I will briefly review an interesting and poorly understood correspondence between 4-dimensional heterotic theories compactified on Calabi-Yau threefolds. Though not yet a proven string “duality” this correspondence arises in (0,2) Gauged Linear Sigma Models (GLSMs) under the name of “target space duality”. I will review recent developments in Target Space Duality within heterotic theories and discuss some of their possible consequences for F-theory.