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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How mirror of quintic was originally found?

In the 90-91 pager
"A PAIR OF CALABI-YAU MANIFOLDS AS AN EXACTLY SOLUBLE SUPERCONFORMAL THEORY",
Candelas, De La Ossal, Green, and Parkes, brought up a family of Calabi-Yau 3-folds, canonically ...

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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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### What is the Hochschild cohomology of the Fukaya-Seidel category?

Let $(Y, \omega)$ be a compact symplectic manifold and let $Fuk(X,\omega)$ be its Fukaya category. The Hochschild cohomology of this category should be given by $HH^\bullet(Fuk(Y,\omega))=H^\bullet(Y, ...

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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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### Am I missing something about this notion of Mirror Symmetry for abelian varieties?

This is a continuation of my recent question: Mirror symmetry for polarized abelian surfaces and Shioda-Inose K3s.
In the comments of the question, I was directed to the paper ...

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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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### Wrapped Fukaya categories of Stein manifolds

By the work of Abouzaid, we know that the wrapped Fukaya category of $T^\ast Q$ with $Q$ a closed smooth manifold is generated by a cotangent fiber. Basically, this is an application of Abouzaid's ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### “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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### 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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### 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
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on an ...

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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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### Is there a tropical geometric proof for counting genus g curves in any n dimensional projective space?

Consider the following question: Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold
and $\beta \in H_2(X, \mathbb{Z})$ a fixed homology class. Let
$\mu_1, \mu_2, \ldots, \mu_k$ denote certain generic ...

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### Examples of Symplectic Questions Solved by ``Mirror Symmetry Translation'' to Complex Questions

According to the proponents of homological mirror symmetry, when a complex and symplectic manifold are mirror symmetric, we can take difficult questions about the symplectic space and transfer them ...

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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 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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### Mirror symmetry for polarized abelian surfaces and Shioda-Inose K3s

It is well known (cf. Dolgachev) that there is a beautiful notion of mirror symmetry for lattice-polarized K3 surfaces. That is, if we are given a rank $r$ lattice $M$ of signature $(1, r - 1)$ and a ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Mirror Symmetry for Homogeneous Spaces other than Flag Manifolds

Mirror symmetry is (reasonably) well understood for the general flag manifolds, due to the work of Kim, Givental, Rietsch, and others. Do there exist other homogeneous spaces for which mirror symmetry ...

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### Reference or explanation: Cup products, deformations of complex structure and Mirror Symmetry

In section 0.3. of their paper "Frobenius Manifolds and Formality of Lie Algebras of Polyvector Fields," Barannikov and Kontsevich discuss the fact that Kontsevich's formality morphism (from his paper ...

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### When is the tangent bundle of a manifold naturally a complex manifold?

It is well-known that the cotangent bundle of a manifold is naturally a symplectic manifold. Inspired by mirror symmetry, when is the tangent bundle $TM$ of a manifold $M$ naturally a complex ...

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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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### 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 ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Mirror Symmetry for Quaternionic-Kähler Manifolds

I take the following quote from Huybrecht's notes on hyperkähler manifolds and mirror symmetry:
Mirror symmetry in a first approximation predicts for any Calabi-Yau manifold (M,g) the existence of ...

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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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### Learning Quantum (Co)Homology and Landau Ginzburg Superpotential

I am learning about Quantum Homology which I have to use in my research, and I see that in many papers (For example in FOOO, "Spectral invariants with bulk, Quasimorphisms and Lagrangian Floer ...

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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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### 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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### 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) ...