Monica Jinwoo Kang
In this talk, I will present Coulomb branches and Chern-Simons terms from the compactification of M-theory on elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau threefolds. I will further check that the uplifted theory in 6d is anomaly-free. I will focus on the theory with a gauge group SU(2)xG2, which plays a major role in the classification of superconformal theories.
About the speaker
Monica Jinwoo Kang is a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in the High Energy Theory Group. Monica's primary interests are M/F-theory, elliptic fibrations, 5/6d supersymmetric gauge theories, and 6d superconformal field theory. Her advisor is Daniel Jafferis and collaborators incolude Mboyo Esole and Shing-Tung Yau. Monica was born and raised in Korea where she attended Korea Science Academy and graduated from UC Berkeley in Mathematics and Physics in May 2012.
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