Flopping and Slicing: SO(4) and Spin(4)models
Abstract
We study the geometric engineering of gauge theories with gauge group Spin(4) and SO(4) using crepant resolutions of Weierstrass models. The corresponding elliptic fibrations realize a collision of singularities corresponding to two fibers with dual graph the affine $A_1$ Dynkin diagram. There are eight different ways to engineer such collisions using decorated Kodaira fibers. The MordellWeil group of the elliptic fibration is required to be trivial for Spin(4) and Z/2Z for SO(4). Each of these models have two possible crepant resolutions connected by a flop. We also compute a generating function for the Euler characteristic of such elliptic fibrations over a base of arbitrary dimensions. In the case of a threefold, we also compute the triple intersection numbers of the fibral divisors. In the case of CalabiYau threefolds, we also compute their Hodge numbers, and check the cancellations of anomalies in a sixdimensional supergravity theory.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 2018
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.1802.04802
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1802.04802
 Bibcode:
 2018arXiv180204802E
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Mathematics  Algebraic Geometry
 EPrint:
 45 pages+references, 12 figures, and 4 tables