String Pheno - Numerical Metrics and the Swampland Distance Conjecture


Little is known about explicit metrics on Calabi-Yau manifolds, leaving us unable, for example, to compute particle masses or couplings in string models. I will review recent progress on using numerical methods to compute these metrics and the spectrum of the Laplacian on these spaces. I will finish with an example of what one can do with this new “data”, namely probing the swampland distance conjecture in complex structure moduli space.

Jul 15, 2021 12:00 AM
Anthony Ashmore
Anthony Ashmore
Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Physics