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Black hole condensation and the web of Calabi-Yau manifolds. (English) Zbl 0908.32006
Summary: We review recent work concerning topology changing phase transitions through black hole condensation in Type II string theory. We then also briefly describe a present study aimed at extending the known web of interconnections between Calabi-Yau manifolds. We show, for instance, that all 7555 Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces in weighted projective four space are mathematically connected by extremal transitions.

32G81 Applications of deformations of analytic structures to the sciences
14J32 Calabi-Yau manifolds (algebro-geometric aspects)
83C57 Black holes
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