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MMP and Mirrors via Maximal Modification Algebras

Project description

Novel mathematical approaches enhance our description of string theory

String theory attempts to unify currently incompatible theories of quantum mechanics and general relativity. Matter and force particles are described as a collection of 1D strings rather than 0D points, vibrating in a 10-dimensional space – 9 dimensions of space and 1 of time. The additional 6D space beyond our classic 4D one is described by so-called Calabi–Yau manifolds. There are many, perhaps infinite, possible Calabi–Yau threefolds (three complex dimensions), confounded by mirror symmetry in which some of these may look different geometrically but are essentially equivalent in the context of string theory. The EU-funded MMiMMa project is delving deep into Calabi–Yau threefolds and mirror symmetry for new insight into string theory.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Net EU contribution
€ 1 889 131,00
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
United Kingdom

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 889 131,00
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

See on map

Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00