Gauge Theories: Quivers, Dessins and Calabi-Yau

03/10/2016 - 14:30
Yang-Hui He - City University, London
Burnside Hall 920

We discuss how bipartite graphs on Riemann surfaces capture a wealth of information about the physics and the mathematics of large classes of gauge theories, especially those arising from string theory in the context of AdS/CFT.

The dialogue between the physics, the underlying algebraic geometry of Calabi-Yau varieties, the combinatorics of dimers and toric varieties, as well as the number theory of dessin d'enfants becomes particularly intricate and fruitful under this light.

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