Xiangwen Zhang, UC Irvine

Title: A geometric flow for Type IIA superstrings

Abstract: The equations of flux compactifications of Type IIA superstrings were written down by Tomasiello and Tseng-Yau. To study these equations, we introduce a natural geometric flow on symplectic Calabi-Yau 6-manifolds. In this talk, we will discuss the recent progress on the study of this Type IIA flow. This is based on joint work with Fei, Phong and Picard.