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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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, ...
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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.
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Which part of physical B model is not rigorous?

Which part of physical B model is not rigorous? the physical theory of B model,if it is not mathematical rigorous just because the Feynman integral,but it looks like for me the space is finite ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Is the Fukaya category “defined”?

Sometimes people say that the Fukaya category is "not yet defined" in general. What is meant by such a statement? (If it simplifies things, let's just stick with Fukaya categories of compact ...
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Singularity theory references

I am looking for some good references on singularity theory. I'm interested in singularity theory in the context of mirror symmetry, so this means I'm interested in things like Picard-Lefschetz ...
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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 ...