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# Robert Karp : A convex optimization problem in string theory

For nearly 25 years Calabi-Yau spaces have played a central role in string theory, yet no explicit metric was known. I will outline ideas pioneered by Donaldson and Yau that lead to such metrics numerically; then extend this approach to solving the hermitian Yang-Mills equation, and also obtain metrics on moduli spaces. Knowledge of these quantities is unavoidable for physical predictions.

**Category**: String Theory**Duration**: 01:44:47**Date**: April 2, 2009 at 2:40 PM**Views**: 229-
**Tags:**seminar, String Theory Seminar

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