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(26.04.) Generalised geometry and consistent truncations

Louise Anderson (Imperial)

26.04.2018 at 16:15

Consistent truncations of gravitational theories is a subject with a long history, and the classification of all possible consistent truncations is still an open problem. The language of generalised geometry offers a convenient way to study consistent truncations of supergravity by reformulating the problem in terms of a geometrical one. In this talk, I will introduce the framework of generalised geometry, and show how this can be used to find some new examples of manifolds with suitable properties to admit consistent truncations of supergravity.

Arnold Sommerfeld Center
Theresienstrasse 37
Room 249