EVENT DETAILS AND ABSTRACT


Geometry/Physics Seminar

Title: Desigularizing stable singularities: an example of Vafa and Witten
Speaker: Professor Andrei Caldararu
Speaker Info: University of Pennsylvania
Brief Description:
Abstract:

In my talk I shall explain how the theory of twisted sheaves on elliptic fibrations provides the key ingredient to solving a puzzle posed in 1992 by Vafa and Witten: a physical theory exhibited by them that is smooth (in the physics sense), but appears to not be compactified on any smooth space.
Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Prof. Eric Zaslow
Contact email: zaslow@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-6447
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