MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Gabriel Lopes Cardoso (Instituto Superior Técnico)
Title: Deformed special geometry and topological string theory
Date: Tue, Apr 19, 2016, 13:15 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 1676.pdf
Abstract: Deformed special geometry describes a modification of special geometry that allows for the incorporation of non-holomorphic terms.
We first show how deformed special geometry encodes the holomorphic anomaly equation of perturbative topological string theory.
We then turn to a specific model with exact duality symmetries, the STU model. These symmetries lead to a set of differential equations, which we solve.
We exhibit two solutions: a non-holomorphic one, which is in agreement with perturbative topological string theory, and a holomorphic one that contains non-perturbative information.