|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|
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.