Mirror Symmetry Through Reflexive Polytopes

When
Start: 04/07/2010 - 4:15pm
End  : 04/07/2010 - 5:15pm

Category
Colloquium

Speaker
Ursula Whitcher Harvey Mudd College

Abstract

String theory predicts that our universe should have extra, compact dimensions. When developing string theory, physicists made a surprising prediction: different choices of geometric spaces for the extra dimensions of our universe should yield the same observable physics. The mathematical field of mirror symmetry seeks to understand the predicted correspondence between paired or "mirror" families of geometric spaces. We will use pairs of polygons and higher-dimensional polytopes to describe mirror families, and sketch some of their geometric properties.

Where
Beckman B126, Harvey Mudd College

Misc. Information

Beckman B126, Harvey Mudd College College
Refreshments served at 3:45 p.m.
Olin B161 Harvey Mudd College
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The dinner will be hosted by Profofessor Ami Radunskaya
If interested in attending, please call ext.18715