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Supermembranes and Exceptional Theta Series


Speaker: Andrew Waldron, UC Davis
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Wed, Oct 10 2001, 4:10PM

Motivated by an attempt to describe the excitations of M theory in terms of the fundamental membrane [i.e., replacing strings with pieces of paper!], we present the solution--part I to writing theta series for the exceptional groups. The talk will start with a loose introduction to M theory and the membrane and end up with a discussion of exceptional theta series.

This is a joint seminar with Mathematical Physics.