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G.W. invariants $<[pt],[pt]>_{0,[A]} \neq 0$ such that there exists ample L with $c_1(L)([A])=1$

Do there exist interesting examples of projective algebraic varieties such that the two-point genus 0 Gromov Witten invariants in homology class $[A]$, $GW<pt,pt>_{0,[A]}$, is non-zero, and ...
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Curves on K3 and modular forms

The paper of Bryan and Leung "The enumerative geometry of $K3$ surfaces and modular forms" provides the following formula. Let $S$ be a $K3$ surface and $C$ be a holomorphic curve in $S$ representing ...
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Intersection theory on M_{g,n}

Is there a paper\book that lists the top intersections of Hodge classes and tautological classes on $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,n}$ for small $g$ and $k$, e.g. $g=2,3$ and $k=0,1,2$ ?
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moduli space of equivariant holomorphic embeddings into the quintic

I'd like to understand better the following problem, whether it is mathematically well-posed, trivial, etc. Fix a non-negative integer $g$ and consider the space ...
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bijection of moduli space of equivariant holomorphic embeddings

Consider the moduli space $\mathcal{M}$ of equivariant holomorphic embeddings of closed oriented Riemann surfaces into a generic quintic three-fold $X$ in $\mathbb{P}^4,$ of given degree $d \in ...
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When does a stable map to a special fiber (locally) deform to a family of stable maps?

I'm sure the answer to my question is well-known -- I'm mostly looking for a reference. Suppose I have a nonsingular variety $X$ which fibers over $\mathbb{A}^1$. Moreover, suppose I have a stable ...
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Question on Ionel and Parker's paper: Relative Gromov Witten Invariants

In defining Gromov-Witten invariants using symplectic geometry, most of the trouble is to achieve transversality for moduli spaces of pseudo-holomorphic curves which are multiple covers of simple ...
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Moduli space of stable maps into very ample hypersurfaces!

Let $X$ be a smooth complex projective variety and $L$ be some ample divisor. For a holomorphic map $u:\Sigma \to X$, we define its degree to be $deg(u^*L)$. Question: For a given positive integer ...
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holomorphic embeddings of the sphere into the quintic in degree 2

Is there an explicit way of classifying (with regard to their compatibiliy with $\Omega_+$ or $\Omega_-,$ see below) the various families of equivariant holomorphic embeddings from $\mathbb{CP}^1$ to ...
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Are there any results on stable maps to Artin stacks with infinite stabilizers?

The Abramovich-Vistoli/Chen-Ruan theory of twisted stable maps into Deligne-Mumford stacks is extremely useful, as is the generalization to tame Artin stacks in positive characteristic. I am ...
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Looking for a reference (on GW invariants of quintic)

1) Apparently, physicist can calculate the GW invariants of quintic CY 3-fold up to genus 51. I am looking for a reference that has a table of these number for some low degrees (say up to degree 5) ...
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question about relative stable maps

Let $C$ be a connected smooth curve, $0\in C$ a closed point and $W\rightarrow C$ a family of projective schemes. Assume that the fibers $W_t$ of $W$ are smooth for all $t\neq 0$ and that $W_0=Y_1\cup ...
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enumerative Gromov-Witten invariants

Let $X$ be a sympletic manifold and $A\in H_2(X;\mathbb{Q})$. Let $g$ and $k$ be nonnegative integers. Assume that $$\mathcal{M}_{g,k}(X;A)$$ is dense in $$\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{g,k}(X;A).$$ Are ...
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Is Gromov-Witten theory of Calabi-Yau threefolds of Type A trivial?

There are some Calabi-Yau threefolds that do not contain any rational curves, e.g. Calabi-Yau threefold of type A in the paper "Calabi-Yau threefolds of quotient type" by Oguiso and Sakurai. My ...
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Questions about the details in the construction of virtual fundamental class

Let $\pi :D \subset \mathcal{X} \to S$ be a flat family of stable curves of genus $g$ with marked points $D$. Let $\mathcal{X} \to X$ be a flat family of stable morphisms in the sense of Kontsevich ...
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How to understand Givental's I- and J-functions?

I am learning about mirror symmetry and having trouble understanding Givental's I- and J-functions. For example the J-function for the quintic threefold $X$ is defined by the formula $$ ...
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Enumerativity of Gromov-Witten invariants of orbifolds

For smooth Deligne-Mumford stacks, there is a well-defined Gromov-Witten theory, see http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0103156.pdf and http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0603151.pdf. Is there some sense, or some ...
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Zero and Negative Gromov-Witten invariants in genus 0

I'm working on a project and I've used the Picard-Fuchs equation at a maximally unipotent monodromy point for a certain 1-dimensional family of Calabi-Yau 3-folds to calculate the A-model Yukawa ...
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Obstruction sheaf is a vector bundle when the moduli space is non-singular?

I am working on some basic of Gromov-Witten theory and stuck in understanding obstruction bundle. Recall that a perfect obstruction theory on a scheme or stack $M$ due to Behrend and Fantechi is a ...
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Cobordism of orbifolds?

Is it possible to setup classical cobordism theory in the context of orbifolds? For example, let's consider the free abelian group generated by oriented smooth orbifolds and quotient by those which ...
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Deformation theory with a view toward GW theory and DT theory

I am studying GW theory (and DT theory) in algebraic geometry. I now understand the heuristic "Aut, Def, Obs" argument written in Mirror Symmetry book (by Hori et al.), but it is too hard for me to ...
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Explicit computation of Gromov-WItten invariants

After studying some foundation of Gromow-Witten invariants, I now would like to see an explicit computation. I heard that one should first take a look at the total space of $\mathcal{O}(-1)^{\oplus2}$ ...
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Why are Gromov-Witten invariants of K3 surfaces trivial?

Why is GW invariants of K3 surfaces are trivial? My naive guess is that GW invariants are deformation invariant and you can always deform your K3 surface to non-projective one, which has no subcomplex ...
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Conics in the quadric line complex

Hello, I apologize in advance if this question is misguided somehow, since my algebraic geometry is pretty shaky. I am wondering if there is a way to understand all the conics in a generic quadric ...
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gromov witten donaldson thomas correspondence

Let $X$ be a nonsingular projective 3-fold. I am trying to understand the proof of the GW/DT correspondence as presented in Gromov-Witten/Donaldson-Thomas correspondence for toric 3-folds. I would ...
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Obstruction theories on non-smooth spaces with smooth fibres

Given a perfect obstruction theory $E^\bullet$ over a space $X$, we know that if $X$ is smooth, that the virtual fundamental class $[X, E^\bullet]$ is given by $$[X, E^\bullet] = ...
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Is P^2 important in Kontsevich's recursion formula?

There is a famous recursion formula by Kontsevich to find the number of genus zero degree $d$ curves in $\mathbb{CP}^2$ through $3d-1$ points. My question is the following: Let $S$ be a complex ...
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Are there ways to make low degree checks for enumerative formulas except for curves in CP^2?

This is a concrete question in Enumerative geometry. Let $S$ be a compact complex surface and $L\rightarrow S$ a holomorphic line bundle. Let $$ \delta_d = \text{dim}~ \mathbb{P}(H^0(S,L^d)) $$ ...
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Trivial obstructions and virtual fundamental classes

Suppose $X$ is a DM stack, and let $E^\bullet$ be a perfect obstruction theory of $X$ such that the $E^{-1}$ term admits a trivial quotient/sub-bundle. Is it true that the virtual fundamental class ...
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Description of virtual fundamental class

For some concrete examples, is there an easy way to describe the virtual fundamental class (say, by capping off the moduli pace with an obstruction bundle ). Consider the moduli space of stable maps ...
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Transitive action on moduli space of holomorphic curves.

If $G$ is a complex semi simple Lie group and $P$ is a parabolic subgroup of it, the quotient $G/P$ is endowed with a Kahler structure and the action of $G$ on $G/P$ is holomorphic with respect to ...
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Minimal genus, adjunction inequality

Let's consider closed simply-connected 4-manifold $M$ and some $a\in H^2(M)$. It is very natural question to estimate minimal $g$ that $a$ can be presented as embedded surface of genus $g$. As I know ...
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To what extent does Poincare duality hold on moduli stacks?

Poincare duality gives us, for a smooth orientable $n$-manifold, an isomorphism $H^k(M) \to H_{n-k}(M)$ given by $\gamma \mapsto \gamma \frown [M]$ where $[M]$ is the fundamental class of the ...
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Intuition behind the age grading in quantum cohomology of orbifolds

Let $\mathscr{X}$ be a smooth DM-stack with projective coarse moduli space. I am interested in the orbifold cohomology ring $H^\mathrm{orb}(\mathscr{X})$, as defined by Chen-Ruan (for orbifolds) and ...
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Donaldson-Thomas Invariants in Physics

First of all, I am sorry for there are a bunch of questions (though all related)and may not be well framed. What are the DT invariants in physics. When one is computing DT invariants for a Calabi-Yau ...
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Curve Splitting in the Degeneration Formula for Relative GW Invariants (MNOP II)

I am attempting to understand and use the degeneration formula for GW invariants as stated in 'Gromov-Witten theory and Donaldson-Thomas theory II' (Maulik, Nekrasov, Okounkov, Pandharipande). The ...
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The hypergeometric pullback conjecture

Here arXiv:math/0510287, Golishev proposed the following conjecture: The hypergeometric pullback conjecture. Let $X$ be a Fano variety. Then,for any constituent $C$ of the quantum D-module $Q$ there ...
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Some questions on moduli of stable maps

Let $\overline{M}_{0,k}(\mathbb{P}^n,d)$ denote the moduli space of genus zero degree $d$ stable maps with $k$ marked points. This is an orbifold of expected dimension. Let ...
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genus one Gromov-Witten invariants of Calabi-Yau 3-folds

In http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/hep-th/pdf/9302/9302103v1.pdf physicists calculate (predict) genus one GW invariants of quintic (Table 1) and some other cases (Table 2). Can any body explain to me ...
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Computation of Gromov-Witten invariants for symplectic manifolds

According to references, Gromov-Witten invariants were first defined for symplectic manifolds and later for projective varieties algebraically, and they coincide on the overlap. Because I thought ...
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Quantum cohomology for open varieties

Hi, I know very little about the quantum cohomology (QC for short). I only got interested in the subject as the genus zero part may be relevant to a problem I'm working on. So I hope my question makes ...
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Gromov-Witten invariants of singular spaces

I wonder if there is any situation where one can talk about Gromov-Witten invariants or quantum multiplication for singular varieties. Ideally, I would like have a situation where for a singular ...
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Is there a “motivic Gromov-Witten invariant”?

I recently attended an interesting seminar, where the concept of motivic Donaldson-Thomas invariants was explained (0909.5088). Very roughly, the DT invariant is a generating function $\sum q^k ...
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Who streamlined Kontsevich's count of rational curves?

Let $N_d$ denote the number of rational curves in $\mathbf P^2$ passing through $3d-1$ points in general position. Maxim Kontsevich discovered a famous recursion for these numbers: $$ N_d = \sum_{k+l ...
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Gromov-Witten theory of equivariant local projective plane

Can I find written explicitly in the literature a formula for the genus zero equivariant Gromov-Witten theory of local $\mathbb{P}^2$? I understand that the method of Givental will give the ...
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When can Witten-esque moduli spaces be used to define invariants of geometric structures?

I am trying to understand the big picture around Seiberg-Witten invariants of 4-manifolds. Of course, this points to Taubes work on Gromov-Witten invariants of symplectic manifolds. It is striking ...
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Gromov-Witten invariants counting curves passing through two points

Let us say that a closed symplectic manifold $X$ is $GW_g$-connected if there is a nonvanishing Gromov-Witten invariant of the form $GW_{g,n}^{X,A}(\beta,point, point,\alpha_3,\ldots,\alpha_n)$ --in ...
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Relative Gromov-Witten Invariants

A central issue in defining relative GW-invariants on a symplectic manifold is the possibility that a sequence of relative pseudoholomorphic curves can degenerate in such a manner, that components lie ...
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Gromov-Witten classes (as opposed to invariants)?

Let $\overline{M}_{g,n}(X,\beta)$ be the moduli of stable maps into $X$ of class $\beta \in H_2(X)$. We have the evaluation maps $\operatorname{ev}_i : \overline{M}\_{g,n}(X,\beta) \to X$. Given ...
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Quantum cohomology of partial flag manifolds

Is there a place in the literature where the quantum differential equation (or even just quantum cohomology algebra) of partial flag manifolds $G/P$ is computed for arbitrary semi-simple $G$ and ...