|YHWH VI, 12 X 16, Ink With Pastel, print|
|YHWH VIII, 12 X 16, Ink With Pastel, print|
|YHWH V, 12 X 16, Ink With Pastel, print|
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In terms of physics, Calabi–Yau manifolds are important in superstring theory. In the most conventional superstring models, ten conjectural dimensions in string theory are supposed to come as four of which we are aware, carrying some kind of fibration with fiber dimension six. Compactification on Calabi–Yau n-folds are important because they leave some of the original supersymmetry unbroken. More precisely, in the absence of fluxes, compactification on a Calabi–Yau 3-fold (real dimension 6) leaves one quarter of the original supersymmetry unbroken if the holonomy is the full SU(3).
Thank you Doc, for introducing me to the Calabi-Yau manifold. What a precious description (Wikkipedia). I wonder if I was channeling professor Yau back in 1979. You're right--my goofy little drawings are stoundingly similar to the visual version of the Calabi-Yau manifold. I have not a clue what any of the Poindexter stuff in the above description even means, but I am a superstring kind of guy. Ultra cool comment, Sonya (Sonya Johnson).
I've just found out that Brian Greene's book on superstring theory inspired a Nova special a few years back. Here it is. Sonya, this is just getting better and better.