16.03.2017 (Thursday)

Quantum Geometry and Non-Geometric Backgrounds

Exceptional Seminar Richard Szabo (Heriot-Watt U.)

13:00 IC
room H503

Recent advances in non-geometric string theory suggest that locally non-geometric flux compactifications can be understood in terms of nonassociative deformations of spacetime geometry. We will review some of these developments and how they shed light on properties of non-geometric strings, and explain some new results concerning how these structures lift to non-geometric M-theory.