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
- Tags: seminar, String Theory Seminar