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Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the UniverseWPI

IPMU seminar

Date: November 6, 2008, 15:30 - 16:30
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B, Kashiwa Campus of the University of Tokyo
Speaker: Simeon Hellerman (IPMU)
Title: Cosmological unification of string theories [PDF]
Abstract: In this talk I will discuss a set of exact time-dependent solutions to string theory that describe dynamical transitions among string theories in different numbers of dimensions, and with differing degrees of worldsheet and spacetime supersymmetry. Taken together, these solutions fill out an extended duality web that unifies (almost) all known string theories, including the bosonic string, into a single dynamical structure.