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String Theory on Calabi-Yau Manifolds: Topics in Geometry and Physics

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Aganagic, Mina (1999) String Theory on Calabi-Yau Manifolds: Topics in Geometry and Physics. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:08072017-110249276

Abstract

We study aspects of the geometry and physics of type II string theory compactification on Calabi-Yau manifolds. The emphasis is on non-perturbative phenomena which arise when the compactification manifold develops singularities, and the implications on quantum geometry of the the Calabi-Yau spaces. We use both the methods of low energy supergravity and the complementary approach via D brane probes. Applications to the study of four-dimensional N = 1 and N = 2 supersymmetric gauge theories are considered as well.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Physics
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Thesis Availability:Restricted to Caltech community only
Research Advisor(s):
  • Schwarz, John H.
Group:Caltech Theory
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:25 May 1999
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:08072017-110249276
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:08072017-110249276
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ID Code:10369
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Benjamin Perez
Deposited On:07 Aug 2017 20:15
Last Modified:09 Aug 2017 20:48

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