School of Physics and Astronomy

Generalised Geometry in M-theory

Research Group:Centre for Research in String Theory

Length of Study in Years: 3-4

Full-time Project: yes

Funding:

STFC

Project Description:

This project examines the way in which geometry can be generalised and extended to make manifest the hidden symmetries in string and M-theory. So far much progress has been made in combining the metric with p-form potentials into a single metric that acts on an enlarged space. The project will examine the consequences of this and seek novel applications where new physics becomes manifest from this reformulation of the theory.

Requirements:

Knowledge of string theory, quantum field theory and a high level of general relativity.

SPA Academics: David Berman