March 13, 2023
TITLE: Generalized symmetries from string theory
ABSTRACT: String theory provides a systematic way of constructing quantum field theories (QFTs) via geometric engineering. In particular, this can involve non-compact Calabi-Yau spaces in various dimensions, as well as other special holonomy manifolds. I will describe the dictionary between the generalized symmetry data of the QFTs and some specific cohomology of the geometric engineering spaces by focusing on explicit examples.