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September 18: Falk Hassler (Penn)

Time: 2pm
Location: 2N36
Title: Generalized Parallelizable Spaces, Consistent Truncations and DualitiesAbstract: While only three sphere, S^1, S^3 and S^7, are parallelizable,  it was recently shown that all spheres are generalized parallelizable. In addition to its beautiful mathematical structure, this extended notion of parallelizability allows to identify certain maximal gauged supergravities as consistent truncations of 10/11D supergravity. In this talk, I present the first systematic construction of generalized parallelize spaces and demonstrate how this string theory inspired concept captures T-duality in a natural way.

Date of event: 
Mon, 2017-09-18 (All day)