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(25.04.) Non-geometric backgrounds in string theory

Erik Plauschinn (LMU)

25.04.2019 at 16:15

String theory has a rich structure of dualities, which connects different formulations of the theory to each other. These dualities can be used to define string theory on spaces which are ill-defined for theories of point particles, and prominent examples are so-called non-geometric backgrounds. In this talk I will first briefly review some essential features of non-geometric backgrounds in string theory, discuss some simple examples, and illustrate applications to moduli stabilization and model building.

Arnold Sommerfeld Center
Theresienstrasse 37
Room 348