16.03.2010 (Tuesday)

A Geometric Apercu on N=1 Gauge Theories

Regular Seminar Yang-Hui He (Oxford University)

13:30 City U.
room Oakden

We present some new perspectives on N=1 gauge theories, especially SQCD, D-Brane Quiver Theories and the MSSM, from the stand-point of recent advances in computational and algorithmic algebraic geometry and commutative algebra. We introduce the plethystic program which systematically count gauge invariants and encodes certain hidden symmetries. Moreover, we discuss special structures of the vacuum moduli space, such as that of SQCD being Calabi-Yau.