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Geometric Transitions, Non-Kahler manifolds and Effective Field Theories

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Radu Tatar, Berkeley
Location: 0 Kerr 593
Start time: Tue, Nov 23 2004, 1:10PM

I summarize an explicit construction of a duality cycle for geometric transitions in type II and heterotic theories. We emphasize that the manifolds with torsion constructed with this duality cycle are crucial for understanding different phenomena appearing in effective field theories, as confinement and chiral symmetry breaking.