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On the fibration structure of known Calabi-Yau threefolds

April 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Speaker: Washington Tayor (MIT)

Title: On the fibration structure of known Calabi-Yau threefolds

Abstract: In recent years, there is increasing evidence from a variety of directions, including the physics of F-theory and new generalized CICY constructions, that a large fraction of known Calabi-Yau manifolds have a genus one or elliptic fibration. In this talk I will describe recent work with Yu-Chien Huang on a systematic analysis of the fibration structure of known toric hypersurface Calabi-Yau threefolds. Among other results, this analysis shows that every known Calabi-Yau threefold with either Hodge number exceeding 150 is genus one or elliptically fibered, and suggests that the fraction of Calabi-Yau threefolds that are not genus one or elliptically fibered decreases roughly exponentially with h_{11}. I will also make some comments on the connection with the structure of triple intersection numbers in Calabi-Yau threefolds.


April 13, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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