Quivers, Dessins and Calabi-Yau

30 January 2017

We discuss how bipartite graphs on Riemann surfaces encapture a wealth of information about the physics and the mathematics of gauge theories. The
correspondence between the gauge theory, the underlying algebraic geometry of its space of vacua, the combinatorics of dimers and toric varieties, as
well as the number theory of dessin d'enfants becomes particularly intricate under this light.

  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar