RSPE Seminar

T-duality in string theory

Date & time

Thu 27 Apr 2017, 11am–12pm

Location

Room:

3.17

Audience

Members of RSPE welcome
Professor Ctirad Klimcik
Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille, France

Duality occurs in many branches of theoretical and mathematical physics and has important implications for understanding the mathematical structure of the physical theories. In particular, T-duality is an isomorphism of two string theories respectively associated to two different spacetime geometries. I shall give an informal quantitative description of this phenomenon, aiming simultaneously to review some basic technical concepts of the string theory not necessarily known to broader physical community.

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