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Numerical algebraic geometry: a new perspective on gauge and string theories

Mehta, D., He, Y. & Hauenstein, J. (2012). Numerical algebraic geometry: a new perspective on gauge and string theories. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2012(7), article number 18. doi: 10.1007/jhep07(2012)018


There is a rich interplay between algebraic geometry and string and gauge theories which has been recently aided immensely by advances in computational algebra. However, symbolic (Gröbner) methods are severely limited by algorithmic issues such as exponential space complexity and being highly sequential. In this paper, we introduce a novel paradigm of numerical algebraic geometry which in a plethora of situations overcomes these shortcomings. The so-called ‘embarrassing parallelizability’ allows us to solve many problems and extract physical information which elude symbolic methods. We describe the method and then use it to solve various problems arising from physics which could not be otherwise solved.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Strings and branes phenomenology, Supersymmetry Phenomenology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Mathematics
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