2002 seminars

Sergiu Vacaru, Lisbon, IST
(Non) Commutative Finsler Geometry, Gauge Gravity and Strings

The main results on anholonomic noncommutative and Finsler geometry in string theory are outlined. The relation of anholonomic frames and nonlinear connections to M-theory and possible noncommutative versions of locally anisotropic supergravity and D-branes are discussed. There are analyzed new classes of exact solutions with noncommutative local anisotropy describing anholonomically deformed black holes (black ellipsoids) in string gravity, embedded Finsler-string two dimensional structures, solitonically moving black holes in extra dimensions and wormholes with noncommutativity and anisotropy induced from string theory.

Shiraz Minwalla, Harvard University
Physical Insights from String Theory

This will be a general colloquium for physicists and mathematicians who are not specialists in String Theory.