Aesthetics & Values
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Put down that iPad and pick up a sketchpad! Come to The Wolfsonian to reconnect with good ‘ol paper and pencil during our monthly sketching program. Drawing...5/25 5:00pm
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Symplectic deformations and the Type IIA flow with Dr. Teng Fei from Rutgers University Newark
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Friday, October 28, 2022 at 1:30pm to 2:30pm
DM - Deuxieme Maison, 409A
11200 SW 8th ST, Deuxieme Maison, Miami, Florida 33199
Abstract: The equations of flux compactification of Type IIA superstrings were written down by Tomasiello and Tseng-Yau. To study these equations, we introduce a natural geometric flow known as the Type IIA flow on symplectic Calabi-Yau 6-manifolds. We prove the well-posedness of this flow and establish the basic estimates. We show that the Type IIA flow can be applied to find optimal almost complex structures on certain symplectic manifolds. We prove the dynamical stability of the Type IIA flow, which leads to a proof of stability of the Kahler property for Calabi-Yau 3-folds under symplectic deformations. This is based on joint work with Phong, Picard and Zhang.