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(02.05.) Charting F-theory landscapes

Damian Van de Heisteeg (Harvard)

02.05.2024 at 16:15

In this talk we explore the landscape of F-theory compactifications from two directions. In the first approach we consider the simplest complex structure moduli space, the thrice-punctured sphere, and enumerate all corresponding Calabi-Yau fourfolds by monodromy considerations. In the second we explore the landscape of flux vacua with a vanishing superpotential, both from a general Hodge-theoretic point of view and by considering explicit examples. Based on 2404.03456 and 2404.12422.