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Strings in Non-geometric Backgrounds

Presented by: 
R Blumenhagen Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, München
Date: 
Monday 25th June 2012 - 16:55 to 17:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Abstract: 
We consider closed bosonic string theory with flat background and constant H-flux. Up to linear order in the flux, this is a solution to the string equations of motion and we are able to define a world-sheet conformal field theory framework to compute scattering amplitudes. In the easiest cases of n-point tachyon amplitudes, we use the properties of the Rogers dilogarithm function to speculate about the nature of the product of functions on spacetimes T-dual to the original configuration.

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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons