Generalised duality and geometry

November 24, 2022
12:00pm to 1:15pm

Blue Room

Specialist level
Chris Blair

Blue Room


Chris will motivate his recent papers with a presentation:

Generalised duality and geometry.

Abstract: The T- and U-duality symmetries of string and M-theory map spacetimes with abelian isometries to dual spacetimes with abelian isometries. I will discuss some ways to introduce generalisations of these dualities which go beyond the restriction of having abelian isometries. The resulting "generalised dualities" serve at a minimum as interesting solution generating mechanisms in supergravity, and can be most efficiently described using ideas from generalised geometry. This talk is intended to correspond to the background and motivation of my papers and