12.03.2008 (Wednesday)

Triadophilia: A Special Corner in the Landscape

Regular Seminar Yang-Hui He (Oxford University)

14:00 IC
room Huxley 503

We point out a special corner in the space of Calabi-Yau compactifications where standard-like models tend to emerge. We show how these scenarios are inter-related via a mathematical process of transgression of bundles, a generalisation of the conifold transition. Perhaps our world is special and we live in this oasis within the multitude of vacua.