The index of M-theory

10/21/2022 9:30 am - 10:30 am
CMSA Room G10
Address: CMSA, 20 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA

Algebraic Geometry in String Theory Seminar

Speaker: Nicolo Piazzalunga, Rutgers

Title: The index of M-theory

Abstract: I’ll introduce the higher-rank Donaldson-Thomas theory for toric Calabi-Yau threefolds, within the setting of equivariant K-theory. I’ll present a factorization conjecture motivated by Physics. As a byproduct, I’ll discuss some novel properties of equivariant volumes, as well as their generalizations to the genus-zero Gromov-Witten theory of non-compact toric varieties.