Department of Mathematics - UC Santa Barbara

Geometry, Topology, and Physics Seminar, Fall 2012

Part of the NSF/UCSB ‘Research Training Group’ in Topology and Geometry

Organizer: Dave Morrison.
Meets 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. on selected Fridays in South Hall 6635.

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Nov. 2

Dave Morrison (UCSB)

Introduction to elliptic fibrations and F-theory

Abstract: F-theory in a construction in string theory which is based on the mathematics of elliptic fibrations. In a series of lectures this fall, I will introduce both elliptic fibrations and the F-theory construction to a mixed audience of beginners and experts, mathematicians and physicists. The starting point will be the theory of elliptic curves, which will be explained in a manner accessible to a broad audience.

Audio [ mp3, wma ]; Lecture notes.

Nov. 30

Dave Morrison (UCSB)

Introduction to elliptic fibrations and F-theory, con.

Abstract: A continuation of lectures on elliptic curves, elliptic fibrations, and F-theory in mathematics and physics.

No audio (sorry!); Lecture notes.

Dec. 7

Dave Morrison (UCSB)

Introduction to elliptic fibrations and F-theory, con.

Abstract: A continuation of lectures on elliptic curves, elliptic fibrations, and F-theory in mathematics and physics.

Audio [ mp3, wma ]; Lecture notes.