Theoretical Physics Seminar: Markus Dierigl

  • Datum: –15.00
  • Plats: Zoom:
  • Föreläsare: Markus Dierigl (Munich U., ASC)
  • Kontaktperson: Luca Cassia
  • Seminarium

Title: The anomaly that was not meant IIB

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss possible quantum anomalies in the duality group of type IIB string theory. Quite surprisingly, these do not vanish, which would signal an inconsistency of F-theory. A subtle modification of the type IIB Chern-Simons term cancels the anomalies in a highly non-trivial way. However, in principle there are alternative ways to cancel the anomaly which might point towards the existence of a discrete string theory landscape.