Calabi-Yau database

swMATH ID: 24665
Software Authors: Altman, Ross; Gray, James; He, Yang-Hui; Jejjala, Vishnu; Nelson, Brent D.
Description: A Calabi-Yau database: threefolds constructed from the Kreuzer-Skarke list. M. Kreuzer and H. Skarke [Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 4, No. 6, 1209–1230 (2000; Zbl 1017.52007)] famously produced the largest known database of Calabi-Yau threefolds by providing a complete construction of all 473,800,776 reflexive polyhedra that exist in four dimensions. These polyhedra describe the singular limits of ambient toric varieties in which Calabi-Yau threefolds can exist as hypersurfaces. In this paper, we review how to extract topological and geometric information about Calabi-Yau threefolds using the toric construction, and we provide, in a companion online database (see http://nuweb1.neu.edu/cydatabase), a detailed inventory of these quantities which are of interest to physicists. Many of the singular ambient spaces described by the Kreuzer-Skarke list can be smoothed out into multiple distinct toric ambient spaces describing different Calabi-Yau threefolds. We provide a list of the different Calabi-Yau threefolds which can be obtained from each polytope, up to current computational limits. We then give the details of a variety of quantities associated to each of these Calabi-Yau such as Chern classes, intersection numbers, and the Kähler and Mori cones, in addition to the Hodge data. This data forms a useful starting point for a number of physical applications of the Kreuzer-Skarke list.
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Keywords: differential and algebraic geometry; superstring vacua
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