T-duality and string structures

Dr P. Hekmati (University of Adelaide)

Monday 22nd April, 2013 16:00-17:00 Mathematics 325


T-duality is a discrete symmetry in string theory that relates topologically distinct torus bundles and provides a dictionary for translating geometrical structures between them. The duality is mathematically well under stood in type II theories and the aim of this talk is to explain how it can be extend ed to the heterotic setting. The setup naturally involves string structures and transitive courant algebroids.

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