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Title: String Theory Group Meeting Seminar    (Seminar)
Start Date: 10/16/2013
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: 402 Classroom 4th floor Old LeConte Hall, Campus
Speaker: Maximillian Poretschkin
Affiliation: Bonn University
Contact Person: LaVern Navarro   (510) 642-2304

"Refined BPS Invariants of del Pezzo and half K3 Calabi-Yau manifolds"




The most detailed information about rigid N = 2 five-dimensional supersymmetric theories is contained in a supersymmetric index counting refined BPS states. These states fall into representations of SU(2)L  SU(2)R, the little group in five dimensions, which has an induced action on the cohomology of the moduli space of stable pairs. 

We present the computation of refined BPS state multiplicities associated to M-Theory reductions on local Calabi Yau manifolds, which are based on del Pezzo surfaces and the half K3 using the refined holomorphic anomaly equation and modularity properties. 

We conclude by presenting important applications of the obtained results, including E-, M- and [p,q]-Strings.