7
votes
1answer
172 views

How is the propagator computed on an elliptic curve?

I've been struggling for a while now understanding why the propagator for the action $$ S(\varphi) = \int_E \partial \varphi \bar\partial\varphi + \frac{\lambda}{6}(\partial\varphi)^3 $$ on an ...
29
votes
1answer
762 views

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 $ ...
4
votes
1answer
206 views

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) ...
2
votes
2answers
177 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
129 views

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 $E$ ...
2
votes
1answer
194 views

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 ...
15
votes
2answers
947 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
484 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
517 views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
386 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
817 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
180 views

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 ...
16
votes
3answers
832 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
779 views

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 ...
34
votes
8answers
4k views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
357 views

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 ...
15
votes
6answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
969 views

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 ...
8
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
13
votes
4answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
477 views

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 ?
1
vote
0answers
203 views

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!
4
votes
2answers
757 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
263 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
318 views

Shrinking Fano surfaces to a point in Calabi-Yau 3-folds

Let X be a Calabi-Yau 3-fold, and $D\subset X$, smooth,Fano divisor. Since $K_X=0$ we have $N_D^X=K_D$. I have seen the following fact in many papers: By deforming X within Kahler moduli, we can ...
1
vote
1answer
327 views

About topological B model

I was heard (by an expert) that, in mirror symmetry, we have constructed a Quantum Master Equation associated to topological B model, and a solution to it. But I can't find any material about this. Is ...
7
votes
1answer
1k views

“Fourier-Mukai” functors for Fukaya categories?

I just skimmed a bit of this fresh-off-the-press paper on homological mirror symmetry for general type varieties. One thing that intrigued me was statement (ii) of Conjecture 3.3. It suggests that, ...
4
votes
4answers
995 views

Mirror of local Calabi-Yau

What is the mirror manifold of the total space of the bundle $O(-1)\oplus O(-1)$ over $P^1$? I have tried to find the answer on the web but failed. Is there a good reference for this? Thanks.
15
votes
5answers
2k views

Mirror symmetry mod p?! … Physics mod p?!

In his answer to this question, Scott Carnahan mentions "mirror symmetry mod p". What is that? (Some kind of) Gromov-Witten invariants can be defined for varieties over fields other than ...
9
votes
2answers
1k views

Higher genus closed string B-model

The closed string A-model is mathematically described by Gromov-Witten invariants of a compact symplectic manifold $X$. The genus 0 GW invariants give the structure of quantum cohomology of $X$, which ...
2
votes
1answer
492 views

Understanding formula in Frenkel-Witten

I'm not the person to understand everything in Geometric Endoscopy and Mirror Symmetry, but some parts of it are reasonably clear to me. In particular, one of the main objects, mathematically ...
6
votes
2answers
2k views

Picard-Fuchs equations

If I have the periods $$\pi_1(\lambda)=\int_0^1\frac{dx}{\sqrt{x(x-1)(x-\lambda)}}$$ and $\pi_2(\lambda)$ similarly defined of the cubic curve $$y^2z=z(x-z)(x-\lambda z)$$ Such functions will be ...
5
votes
1answer
1k views

Mirror symmetry for noncompact Calabi-Yau manifolds

In analogy with the Hodge diagram for ordinary de Rham cohomology, we should have some kind of diagram for Alexander-Spanier cohomology. Doing all the relevant duality stuff and assuming that now our ...