MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Shu-Heng Shao (Harvard U)
Title: Five-dimensional Gauge Theory Phases and Singularities
Date: Tue, Dec 16, 2014, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: We construct small resolutions of singular elliptic Calabi-Yau threefolds with a section. Inspired by M-theory compactification, the networks of resolutions have a natural correspondence with the Coulomb branches of 5D supersymmetric gauge theories. We compute the prepotentials of these 5D theories and discuss their 6D parents from anomaly cancellation.

References: arXiv: 1402.6331, arXiv: 1407.1867.