T-duality for Langlands dual groups

GAP Seminar

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Mathieu Stiénon, Ping Xu.

Speaker: Calder Daenzer, Penn State University

Abstract: I will give a quick tour of T-duality, followed by a quick tour of Langland’s duality. The first duality is a relation between a pair of principal torus bundles with NS-flux, while the second is the relation between a pair of Lie groups whose root and co-root data is interchanged. A priori, these two have nothing to do with one another, but I will describe how in many cases Langlands may be realized as a T-dualization. This is joint work with Erik Van Erp.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number: 106 McAllister

Date: 10/16/2012

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm