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## Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Seminar: "Anomaly free SO(3), SO(5), and SO(6) gauge theories from F Theory"" "

Speaker |
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Mboyo Esole, Harvard |
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Date: | 2/9/2017 |

Time: | 12:30 p.m. |

Location: | 464 Loomis |

Sponsor: | Physics and Mathematics |

Event Type: | Seminar/Symposium |

Orthogonal groups in F Theory are delicate to define as they require a condition on the Mordell-Weil group of the generic elliptic fiber to distinguish them from spin groups. Moreover, the orthogonal groups discussed in the literature are SO (7+k) with k>0. In this talk, I will discuss the explicit construction of lower rank orthogonal groups in F Theory, classify their singular fibers and matter content in 4, 5, and 6 dimensional spacetimes. I will also present the details of their uplift from 5 to 6 dimensions, the cancellations of 6 dimensional anomalies and the structure of the Coulomb phases of the five dimensional theory. All this will be presented as an exercise in intersection theory using a new pushforward theorem for Chow rings of blowups. |

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