Lecture Jan Louis

Speaker: 
Jan Louis
Affiliation: 
University of Hamburg
Title: 
Generalized compactification of String Theory I
Abstract: 

In the first lecture we review Calabi-Yau compactifications of type II string theory. In the second lecture we generalize the setup by turning on background fluxes and/or by choosing manifolds with $ G $-structure. The third lecture applies the results to constructing de Sitter backgrounds and spontaneous N=2-> N=1 supersymmetry breaking.

Date: 
Friday, December 4, 2009 - 09:00 - 09:50