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Toric geometry and local Calabi-Yau varieties: An introduction to toric geometry (for physicists)

  title={Toric geometry and local Calabi-Yau varieties: An introduction to toric geometry (for physicists)},
  author={Cyril Closset},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • C. Closset
  • Published 23 January 2009
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
These lecture notes are an introduction to toric geometry. Particular focus is put on the description of toric local Calabi-Yau varieties, such as needed in applications to the AdS/CFT correspondence in string theory. The point of view taken in these lectures is mostly algebro-geometric but no prior knowledge of algebraic geometry is assumed. After introducing the necessary mathematical definitions, we discuss the construction of toric varieties as holomorphic quotients. We discuss the… 

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