Masahito Yamazaki
20102013 Postdoctoral Fellow
String Theory & Mathematical Physics
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412B Jadwin Hall
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My primary research area is string theory. String theory is the most promising candidate for the theory of quantum gravity, which unifies quantum field theory and general relativity into a consistent framework.
I have been working on various aspects of string theory, including (non)relativistic AdS/CFT correspondence, M2branes, HeteroticF theory duality, moduli stabilization, mirror symmetry and quiver gauge theories. I have also done research in neighboring areas, such as phenomenology and mathematics. More recently, we have proposed a new statistical mechanical model of crystal melting which give exact answers to the BPS state counting problem. We also discussed their wall crossing phenomena and clarified its connection with topological string theory. This work also gives new predictions for mathematical invariants called DonaldsonThomas invariants.
Recent publications:

Emergent CalabiYau Geometry
H. Ooguri and M. Yamazaki, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 161601 (2009).
Crystal Melting and Toric CalabiYau Manifolds
M. Yamazaki, Commun. Math. Phys. 292, 179 (2009).
Toric CalabiYau fourfolds dual to ChernSimonsmatter theories
K. Ueda and M. Yamazaki, JHEP 0812, 045 (2008).
