Summary: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
BERKELEY ˇ DAVIS ˇ IRVINE ˇ LOS ANGELES ˇ MERCED ˇ RIVERSIDE ˇ SAN DIEGO ˇ SAN FRANCISCO
CSANTA BARBARA ˇ SANTA CRUZ
Geometry, Topology, and Physics Seminar
Friday, February 15, 2008, 4:00 p.m.
Room 6635 South Hall
Abstract: CalabiYau threefolds are compact Riemannian manifolds with holonomy
SU(3), and as such, are always projective algebraic varieties. As algebraic varieties,
there is a natural generalization to singular CalabiYau threefolds (although the
existence of generalized metrics on these singular spaces is not known). Moreover,
in the application of CalabiYau threefolds to the study of string compactification,
singular CalabiYau threefolds play an important role. We will review what is
known about the "CalabiYau singularities" on such spaces, with an eye on recent
developments and applications.
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