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What is the meaning of $(h^{11},h^{21})\to (h^{11}-240,h^{21}+240)$ in Calabi-Yau threefolds?

By browsing through the Hodge data of known Calabi-Yau threefolds, I stumbled upon an observation that frequently enough a pair of Hodge numbers $(h^{11},h^{21})$ comes together with the pair $ ...
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Why non-compact Calabi-Yau surfaces are not self-mirror?

By the work of Gross and Bernard-Matessi, in dimension 3 $T$-duality should be understood as an exchange of positive and negative local model of Lagrangian torus fibrations, at least in its ...
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Question about the Aganagic-Vafa A-brane

According to Aganagic-Vafa (hep-th/0012041) and Fang-Liu (arXiv:1103.0693), for a semi-projective toric Calabi-Yau 3-manifold $X$, the Aganagic-Vafa A-brane $L_{AV}\subset X$ is defined by the ...
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Special Lagrangians and fat

I am unable to find the MO comments about the first use of the phrase "fat slags" in an article. On page 26 of this we find "these correspond to thickenings of the corresponding special Lagrangian ...
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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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A question on chiral rings and geometry of the vacuum bundle

I am reading "Mirror Symmetry" by Hori et al, and have a question on Chap.17 (Chiral rings and geometry of the vacuum bundle). On p.425 the authors say Consider the path-integral on the ...
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What is the role of B-field $B \in H^2(X,\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})$ in mathematics?

In mirror symmetry conjecture, we add what is called "B-field" $B \in H^2(X,\mathbb{R}/\mathbb{Z})$ in the Kähler moduli space so that the Kähler moduli space has enough freedom comparable to the ...
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fake Calabi-Yau threefold

(1) What is a "fake Calabi-Yau threefold"? Can I describe as a complex or symplectic manifold with trivial canonical bundle, but no compatible Kahler structure? Some mathematicians actually seem to ...
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A question on the topological change of dualizing a SLAG fibration.

Let $S$ be a K3 surface and $\pi:S\rightarrow B$ be a SLAG $T^2$-fibration. I am struggling with a statement that Fiberwise dualization does not change the topology of $S$. Here by fiberwise ...
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SLAGs on elliptic curves are only lines?

Let $E=\mathbb{C}/(\mathbb{Z}+\tau\mathbb{Z})$ be an alliptic curve. Define a holomorphic 1-form $dz=dx+idy$ and a Kahler form $\omega=dx\wedge dy$. How can one prove that special Lagrangians on $E$ ...
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A question on the SYZ mirror symmetry

A toy SYZ mirror symmetry is described as follows. Let $X$ be a $n$-dimensional compact manifold. The contangent bundle $T^*X$ has a natural symplectic structure locally given by the $2$-form ...
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Maximally unipotent monodromy point of a K3 surface

I have a question on maximally unipotent monodromy point (or large complex structure limit) of the family of polarized K3 surfaces $(X,L)$. It is known that the moduli space of such pair is given by ...
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Why is the mirror of rigid Calabi-Yau threefold singularity theory?

Mirror symmetry relates two Calabi-Yau threefolds with mirrored Hodge diamonds. Since Calabi-Yau threefold is Kahler, this naive correspondence does not hold for rigid Calabi-Yau threefolds. Here ...
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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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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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Mirror symmetry for hyperkahler manifold

Hi there, I have some questions about the mirror symmetry of hyperkahler manifold and K3 surface. The well-known result said: the mirror symmetry for K3 surface is just given by its hyperkahler ...
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Are Donaldson-Thomas invariants “A-model” or “B-model” ?

Donaldson-Thomas invariants are the (virtual) Euler characteristics of moduli spaces of elements of the derived category of coherent sheaves (with some fixed Chern class, satisfying some stability ...
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What is known about the Bridgeland stability manifold?

In a fabulous paper (http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v166-n2-p01.pdf) Bridgeland showed that locally finite stability conditions on a triangulated category form a complex ...
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what is the stringy Kähler moduli space?

I saw the stringy moduli space mentioned in a few papers but with little no explanation. I vaguely understand it is supposed to be the moduli space of complex structures on the mirror manifold. Could ...
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Lie-infinity structure in Lagrangian Floer theory ?

Is there (besides the A-infinity structure) also a L-infinity structure in Lagrangian Floer theory (forming together a G-infinity structure) - like in Hochschild cohomology ?
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Noncommutative Fukaya category?

After reading through part of Victor Ginzburg's notes on Calabi-Yau algebras, I have a question about a principle in mirror symmetry. Let $(X,X')$ be a mirror pair of Calabi-Yau varieties then mirror ...
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How far can one get with the Gross-Siebert program?

The Gross-Siebert program is said to be an algebraic analog of the SYZ conjecture and they used toric degeneration to construct a mirror dual of Calabi-Yau varieties. It seems like the singular ...
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Mirror to the dualizing sheaf

I wonder - is there a general characterization of the object in the Fukaya category that is mirror to the dualizing sheaf on the other side? This question has two cases: 1. CY 2. Non-CY In 1. what ...
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Places to learn about Landau-Ginzburg models

Here is what I know about Landau-Ginzburg models: It is an important player in the story of mirror symmetry. It involves "potentials" which are functions of complex varibles, which have isolated ...
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Construction of mirror quintic family over $\mathbb{A}^{1} \setminus \{0,1\}$

This question is about how to construct a Fermat pencil of quintics and the mirror family over $\mathbb{A}\setminus {0,1}$ as opposed to over $\mathbb{A}^{1}\setminus {0,\mu_{5}}$, where $\mu_{5}$ is ...
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Does the derived category of coherent sheaves determine the hodge theory?

Given two smooth algebraic varieties (proper or not), if the two derived categories of the bounded complexes of coherent sheaves over them are equivalent (if necessary we assume there is a fully ...
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$A_{infty}$-categories and mirror symmetry.

I have been looking for an electronic version of Kontsevchi's talk in the Arbeitstagung at 1993. In Kontsevich's publications webpage, I found this reference preprint MPI/93-57, but there is no link ...
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Is $Sym^g$ of a Riemann Surface of genus $g$ Calabi-Yau?

The $g$-fold symmetric product of a Riemann surface of genus $g$ naturally has both a symplectic structure as well as a complex structure. Is it in fact Calabi-Yau? If so, is anything known about a ...
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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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Known Mirror Calabi-Yau pairs

There is a well known class of Calabi-Yau (3 dimensional) pairs constructed by Batyrev. These are resolutions of Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces in reflexive polytops of dimension 4. Question: Does any body ...
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Examples in mirror symmetry that can be understood.

It seems to me, that a typical science often has simple and important examples whose formulation can be understood (or at least there are some outcomes that can be understood). So if we consider ...
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Hochschild homology of Fukaya category in mirror symmetry

Hi Can one explain to me what is the Hochschild homology of Fukaya category? I mean the definition. You can use the notations of FOOO (Fukaya-Oh-Ono-Ohta) if it helps you to explain easier. I know ...
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Looking for a particular family of C.Y quintics

It is possible to construct (in many ways) a family of Calabi-Yau quintics $\mathcal{X}\rightarrow \Delta$, over disk, such that the fiber over $0$ has a singularities locally given by the equation ...
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mirror symmetry with algebraic geometry?

Why is it that mirror symmetry has many relations with algebraic geometry, rather than with complex geometry or differential geometry? (In other words, how is it that solutions to polynomials become ...
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birational equivalence and mirror CYs

If a CY X is a mirror to Y then any CY Z which is birational to X is also a Mirror of Y. This is the motivation for the Kawamata's "moveable Kahler cone" which includes the Kahler cones of all the CYs ...
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what is large compex structure limit of CY moduli space

What is the Large Complex Structure limit(LCL) of complex moduli space of a Calabi-Yau 3-fold and why do we need to consider LCL in Mirror symmetry.
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Serre's FAC versus Hartshorne as an introduction to sheaves in algebraic geometry

I just found an English translation of Serre's FAC at Richard Borcherds' Algebraic Geometry course web page. I really want to read it sometime. I am beginner in Algebraic Geometry, just started ...
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What's dual torus and mirror manifold?

I guess this is a well known fact/definition for many people. It is mentioned in many places that if $\Gamma$ is a lattice of a vector space(vector bundle/affine bundle) $V$, then there is a dual ...
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Mirror symmetry for elliptic curves

Lets $E_{\tau}^{\rho}$ be the elliptic curve with complex structure given by $\tau$ in upper half plane and complexified Kahler form $\rho \frac{dz\wedge d\bar{z}}{2}$.( $\rho$ is in upper half plane ...
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BRST cohomology

I am reading some work on Mirror Symmetry from Physics perspective,the physicists seem to use some aspects of BRST quantization and BRST cohomology. What is BRST Quantization and BRST cohomology, in ...
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Witten's topological twisting

I am reading the Witten's topological twisting for $N = 2$ Superconformal Field Theory(SCFT) http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/9112056 In this paper Witten constructed 2 TQFTs i.e. A-model and B-model from ...
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Derived categories of coherent sheaves: suggested references?

I am interested in learning about the derived categories of coherent sheaves, the work of Bondal/Orlov and T. Bridgeland. Can someone suggest a reference for this, very introductory one with least ...
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Roadmap for Mirror Symmetry

I am interested in learning Mirror Symmetry, both from the SYZ and Homological point of view. I am taking a reading course in Mirror Symmetry, which will focus on the SYZ side. I know basic Complex ...
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compute the Kähler moduli of an elliptic curve

Say given elliptic curve $ \{ (x,y) | y^2 = (x^2-1)(x^2-k^2) \}$, what is the right form of the K$\ddot{a}$hler form and how to compute the K$\ddot{a}$hler moduli of this elliptic curve? Thank you.
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Mirror of Flop?

If two Calabi-Yau 3-folds are bi-rational to each other via a Flop , then what is the relation between their mirrors ?
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a question on Costello's theorem

Costello's theorem,"open TCFT=Calabi Yau A-infinity category",he also mentions when applied to Fukaya category we can recover Gromov-Witten theory, but I see that it needs some assumption,also even if ...
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Do you understand SYZ conjecture

The aim of this question is to understand SYZ conjecture ("Mirror symmetry is T-Duality"). I don't expect a full and quick answer but to find a better picture from answers and comments. The whole ...
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Are the two B model constructions equivalent?

Now we have two B model constructions: Kontsevich-Baranikov (for genus 0) and Costello (for any genus). My question is, are they equal in genus 0? Or now which one is the one we want? Thanks!
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complexified kahler form

In mirror symmetry one usually considers a complexified kahler form $B+iw$ instead of kahler form $w$ itself.(Or their moduli) Here is the question: What does $B$ correspond to? what kind of ...
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balanced curves in Calabi-Yau 3-folds

A balanced smooth rational curve in a calabi-Yau X is a smooth rational curve whose normal bundle is $O(-1)\oplus O(-1)$. We usually like these curves because of their rigidity. But, Is there any ...