The breakdown of topology at small scales

Journal Article

We discuss how a topology (the Zariski topology) on a space can appear to break down at small distances due to D-brane decay. The mechanism proposed coincides perfectly with the phase picture of Calabi-Yau moduli spaces. The topology breaks down as one approaches non-geometric phases. This picture is not without its limitations, which are also discussed. © SISSA/ISAS 2004.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS

Published Date

  • 2004

Published In

  • Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 453 - 463