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Supersymmetric D-Branes, integrability and time dependence in string theory

English title Supersymmetric D-Branes, integrability and time dependence in string theory
Applicant Gaberdiel Matthias
Number 112192
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Institut für Theoretische Physik ETH Zürich
Institution of higher education ETH Zurich - ETHZ
Main discipline Theoretical Physics
Start/End 01.04.2006 - 31.03.2008
Approved amount 298'179.00
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Keywords (5)

d-branes; konforme; feldtheorie; String theory; conformal field theory

Lay Summary (English)

Lay summary
String theory is currently the most promising candidate for a unifying framework to describe the standard model of particle physics, as well as general relativity. Most phenomenologically relevant string compactifications involve D-branes on Calabi-Yau manifolds. These will be studied in an intrinsic string theory language, i.e. from the point of view of the string worldsheet. The aim of the project is to describe the different D-branes that account for all the different conserved charges. We shall also analyse how these D-branes behave when the underlying Calabi-Yau manifold (on which they wrap) changes.
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103332 D-branes, Fluxes and Time-dependence in string theory 01.04.2004 Project funding (Div. I-III)
119830 String moduli, the AdS/CFT correspondence and logarithmic conformal field theories 01.04.2008 Project funding (Div. I-III)