TH Theoretical Seminar

# Modern Perspectives on String Theory Compactification

## by Mirjam Cvetic (Departm.of Physics & Astronomy)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-3-006 - TH Conference Room )
 Description We review recent developments in string theory compactification with an emphasis on particle physics implications. We focus on extended objects - Dirichlet branes - and highlight an important geometric role that these objects play in deriving particle physics from string theory, both at the perturbative and non non-pertrubative level. We highlight recent advances in F-theory compactification, a geometric description of string theory with Dirichlet branes at a finite string coupling. Slides Organised by W. Lerche