String theory & Generalized Geometry

Bachelor thesis
Research group: 
String Cosmology
Author: 
Tim van der Beek
Supervisor: 
Abstract: 

This thesis aims to show the role of Generalized Geometry in string theory. It is divided up into two parts. The rst consists an introduction to bosonic and
super-string theory and a brief discussion of type II superstring theory's low energy limit: the so-called supergravity theories. The second part deals with
the problem of compacti cation in string theory and focusses on flux compacti cations. It is in that part that Generalized Geometry is discussed and used to classify Minkowski compacti cations.

Publication date: 
July, 2012