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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Calabi-Yau Metrics for Dummies

Presented by Matthew Headrick, Brandeis

13 November 2009 13:00 in CM221

Numerical solution of the Einstein equation in its elliptic form --
i.e. in the context of static, stationary, and Euclidean metrics --
requires a very different set of methods from those employed to solve
the usual hyperbolic form. After briefly discussing a new strategy for
finding black hole solutions, I will explain a new method for solving
the Einstein equation on Calabi-Yau manifolds, which is relatively
simple to implement yet yields metrics that are exponentially more
accurate than previous methods.

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