Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: Lifting BPS States on K3 and Mathieu Moonshine
The elliptic genus of K3 is an index for the 1/4-BPS states of its sigma-model. At the torus orbifold point there is an accidental degeneracy of such states. We blow up the orbifold fixed points and show that this fully lifts the accidental degeneracy of the 1/4-BPS states with dimension h=1. Thus, at a generic point near the Kummer surface the elliptic genus measures not just their index, but counts the actual number of these BPS states. Finally, we comment on the implication of this for symmetry surfing and Mathieu moonshine.
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