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Gromov-Witten invariants and the mod 2 spectral flow

I'm reading Lee-Parker, “A structure theorem for the Gromov-Witten invariants of Kähler surfaces”, which studies Gromov-Witten invariants within symplectic geometry. Lee-Parker write (&...
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Equivariant quantum cohomology of conical symplectic resolutions

There is a couple of papers on this [Braverman, Maulik, Oblomkov, Okounkov, Pandharipande] where authors calculate quantum cohomology for various conical symplectic resolutions. The language in these ...
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Curve-counting with fixed source

Suppose I fix a smooth projective curve $C$ of positive genus, and I have a smooth projective variety $X$. Do standard tools from GW theory (or any curve-counting theory for that matter) allow me to ...
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Diagonal operator and infinite wedge space formalism

Let $\bigwedge^{\infty /2}V$ denote semiinfinte wedge space. The followin article section 2 gives a good description about the space and the operator on it. https://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0207233.pdf ...
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How does one obtain the formula for the number of genus one curves in P^2 using Getzler's relation?

I am trying to get the formula for the number of degree $n$ genus one curves in $\mathbb{P}^2$ passing through 3n generic points, by following the procedure in Getzler's paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/...
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Virtual fundamental class of Moduli space of stable maps in genus 1

What is the virtual fundamental class of $\overline{M}_{1,n}(\mathbb{P}^2,d)$? In general the virtual fundamental class is difficult to compute I guess. But if you look at Proposition 2.5 of https://...
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Reference request: explicit equivariant localization formula on toric complete intersections

This post is about an equivariant integration formula in a famous paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/alg-geom/9701016.pdf by Alexander Givental, where the author presented the formula without proof or ...
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Open Gromov-Witten invariants via lozalization with $\mathbb{C}^{*}$ (not $S^1$) action

Amplitudes of open A-model on a Calabi-Yau 3-fold $X$ with branes are given by the open Gromov-Witten invariants of $X$. It is known how to compute them if there is a toric action on a manifold, which ...
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Toda Hierarchy and Quantum Cohomology of $\mathbb{P}^1$ Frobenius manifolds

People usually say that the quantum cohomology of $\mathbb{P}^1$ Frobenius manifold $QH^*(\mathbb{P}^1)$, corresponds to dispersionless extended Toda hierarchy (e.g. page 6 of https://arxiv.org/pdf/...
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Log symplectic vortex equations in Hamiltonian log GW theory

Hamiltonian Gromov-Witten theory(see Mundet-Tian paper) corresponds to a new type of Symplectic vortex equations: Such type of models gives a connection to Hitchin-Kobayashi correspondence and Floer ...
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Basic property of Gromov-witten invariant

I am reading 'An invitation to Quantum cohomology by J.Kock, I.vainsencher'. I added a picture of the page on which I have question. The projection is flat and therefore has positive relative (fiber)...
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Are rational varieties symplectically rationally connected?

Was it proven already that smooth rational complex projecitve varieties are symplectically rationally connected? I.e. some GW invariant with two point insertions is non zero. What about smooth toric ...
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Nefness property for symplectic equivalency of Moishezon manifolds

Definition:The two symplectic manifolds $(X,\omega_X)$ and $(Y,\omega_Y)$ are defined to be symplectically equivalent if there exists a diffeomorphism $\phi:X\to Y$ such that $\phi^∗ω_Y$ is in the ...
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Blow-up/Blow-down correspondence via Hodge Mirror Symmetry?

Let $X$ be a projective variety. Let $S \subset X$ be the nonsingular complete intersection of $k$ nonsingular divisors of $X$ of codimension $2k>2$. Denote $\tilde{X}$ the blow up of $X$ along $S$,...
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Higher genus Cohen-Jones-Segal's conjecture?

Let $X$ be a projective variety. As I've been told, there is a conjecture (by Cohen-Jones-Segal) which implies that the homotopy type of fibers of the stablization-evaluation morphism $$(ev,\Phi):\...
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What is the fundamental group of Kontsevich's space of stable maps?

... at least in the case where the target is a rationally connected variety. This question is a follow-up to question Constructing embedded families of curves with general moduli and Jason Starr's ...
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De Jonquières formula vs. Relative GW invariants

Background. Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve of genus $g$. Denote by $C^d$ its d-th symmetric product and by $G^r_d(C)$ its associated variety of linear series of type $\mathfrak{g}^r_d$, i.e. $$ ...
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Cycles in the Chow ring of the moduli of curves coming from Hurwitz theory

Are there interesting cycles (other then the famous ones such as: Harris and Mumford's gonality divisor, the Gieseker-Petri divisor [which can be realized as the branch locus of a forgetful map from ...
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Virasoro constraints for parametrized GW invariants

Gromov-Witten invariants count isolated stable maps from Riemann surfaces to a fixed symplectic manifold $(M,\omega)$ subject to some incidence conditions. If we instead replace the target manifold ...
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Topology of a convergent sequence of stable maps on a symplectic manifold

Let $(M,\omega)$ be a compact symplectic manifold. Let $J$ be a compatible almost complex structure. Let $g$ be the Riemannian metric corresponding to $\omega,J$. Let $f_\nu\colon C_\nu\to M$ be a ...
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Gromov-Witten invariant $\langle p, p, \ell\rangle_{0, 1}$ counting degree $1$, genus $0$ curves in $\mathbb{CP}^2$?

Let $p \in H^4(\mathbb{CP}^2)$ and $\ell \in H^2(\mathbb{CP}^2)$ be the cohomology classes Poincaré dual to a point and a line respectively. Question. What is the Gromov-Witten invariant $\langle p, ...
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Gromov compactness theorem for genus $g >0$ Riemann surfaces

In McDuff & Salamon's book "J-holomorphic Curves and Symplectic Topology", only the Gromov compactness for spheres has been proved, and I wonder whether or not this compactness result is still ...
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Regular almost complex structures on symplectic toric manifolds

Under which assumptions the almost complex structure J defined on a symplectic toric manifold is Fredholm regular for every J-holomorphic sphere?
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Abstract VFC vs. what people actually use for Quintic 3-fold

Moduli space of genus $0$ degree $d$ maps in a quintic Calabi-Yau threefold $X$, written as $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,0}(X,[d])$, can be embedded in the corresponding moduli space of $\mathbb{P}^4$, ...
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Deformation long exact sequence of GW theory in the analytical setting

Let $f\!=\!(u\colon (\Sigma,p_1,\ldots,p_k) \to X)$ be an element of the moduli space of genus $g$ $k$-marked degree $A$ $J$-holomorphic maps $\mathcal{M}_{g,k}(X,A,J)$. For simplicity assume $C=(\...
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Gromov-Witten invariants for arithmetic surfaces counting sections passing through points

Suppose we are given an arithmetic surface, $X\to \text{Spec}\mathbb{Z}[1/N]$ smooth and quasi-projective, and a finite set of closed points all in different vertical fibers. Can we count the number ...
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Is there a formula for the A-model partition function in terms of hyperbolic structure?

The A-model partition function is a topological invariant of any hyperbolic surface. So, what is this invariant? I'm not sure if there is a way to normalize these since the usual perscription $Z(S^2) ...
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Computing quantum cohomology for total spaces of vector bundles over $\mathbb{P}^m$

Let $X$ be the total space of $\mathscr{O}(-1)^{\oplus{n}}\rightarrow\mathbb{P}^m$. I think there should be some general way to compute its quantum cohomology $QH^\ast(X)$. However, since I'm not ...
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In Gromov-Witten theory, why is the string coupling constant weighted by $2g-2$?

Let $X$ be a Calabi-Yau threefold and let us fix a homology class $\beta\in H_2(X,\mathbb Z)$, just for simplicity. The generating series of Gromov-Witten invariants of $X$ in class $\beta$, $$\mathsf ...
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Quantum cohomology of line bundles over $\mathbb P^N$

Let $n,N$ be two positive integers. Consider the total space of the line bundle $\mathcal O(-n)$ on $\mathbb C\mathbb P^N$. This is an algebraic variety with an action of $G=GL(N+1,\mathbb C)\times \...
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What is the formula for the homology class represented by the diagonal?

Let $M$ be a compact oriented manifold and $\{\mu_{i}\}$ a basis for the homology $H_*(M, \mathbb{Z})$ (we are ignoring any torsion). Now consider the diagonal $\Delta_{M}$ inside $M\times M$. ...
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Is the complex structure on a del-Pezzo surface a regular complex structure?

Let $(X, \omega, J)$ be a compact symplectic manifold with an almost complex structure. Fix some homology class $\beta \in H_2(X, \mathbb{Z})$. An almost complex structure $J$ is said to be $\textit{...
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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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When is the normal neighbourhood of the boundary of the moduli space of cuvres parametrized by exactly one branch?

Let $X$ be a compact complex manifold and $\beta \in H_2(X, \mathbb{Z}) $ a fixed homology class that is $\textit{decomposable}$. Let $$ \overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n}(X, \beta) $$ denote the stable ...
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How does one define Moduli spaces in Symplectic Geometry and naively interpret higher genus GW Invariants?

This is a very basic question about the definition of Moduli space of maps. My reason for asking this question is because I haven't actually seen this definition explicitly given anywhere, and hence ...
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Are genus zero Gromov Witten Invariants on Del-Pezzo surfaces enumerative?

Let $X_k$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blown up at $k$ points (where $k$ is $0$ to $8$). Let $\beta \in H_2(X_k, \mathbb{Z})$ be the homology class given by $$ \beta := n L + m_1 E_1 + \ldots + m_k E_k $$ ...
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What are the indecomposable classes on a del-Pezzo surface?

Let $X_k$ be $\mathbb{P}^2$ blown up at $k$ points (where $k$ is $0$ to $8$). Let $\beta \in H_2(X_k, \mathbb{Z}) $ be a homology class given by $$ \beta := n L + m_1 E_1 + \ldots + m_k E_k $$ ...
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Twisting stable maps to C* equivariant space by a line bundle

Let $X$ be a $\mathbb{C}^*$-equivariant algebraic variety. Then there is a notion of a map to $X$ twisted by a line bundle. Namely, let $B$ be a variety and $L/B$ a line bundle. Let $P_L=L\setminus B$...
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Is it possible to find an explicit definition of the “universal” (co)tangent bundle?

Let $H_{0,1}(\mathbb{P}^2, d)$ be the space of holomorphic degree $d$ maps (that are not multiply covered) from $\mathbb{P}^1$ to $\mathbb{P}^2$ with one marked point $y \in \mathbb{P^1} $ $\textit{...
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Do J-holomorphic curves “very nearly” fail to be an immersion near the bubbling points?

Let $u_{t}: \mathbb{P}^1 \longrightarrow \mathbb{P}^2$ be a family of degree $2$ maps defined (for $t$ small and non zero) by $$u_t([X,Y]) := [X^2, t Y^2, XY].$$ Note that as $t$ goes to zero, $u_t$...
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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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Higher genus Gromov-Witten potential

Is it known if the higher genus (gravitational) Gromov-Witten potential is split in a classical and quantum part like the genus 0 Gromov-Witten potential? If so, Could someone give a reference?
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Degree 2 curves on a degree d hypersurface in P^(2d+2)/3

One of the foundations of Gromov-Witten theory is the use (due to Kontsevich I think) of localization to calculate the number of degree $n$ curves on a general quintic 3-fold. When calculating the ...
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Is there a formula for the number of rational cuspidal curves in surfaces other than P^2?

Let $M$ be a two dimensional compact complex manifold and $A \in H_2(M, \mathbb{Z})$ a fixed homology class. Define a rational curve in $M$ to be $\textit{1-cuspidal}$ if the singularities of the ...
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What is the value of this hyperelliptic Hodge-type integral?

Consider the moduli space $$ \overline{M}_{0,4}(B\mathbb{Z}/2) $$ This has virtual (and real) dimension one. In a certain sense this moduli space paramaterizes "genus 1 hyperelliptic curves"; that is, ...
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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 Ossa, Green, and Parkes, brought up a family of Calabi-Yau 3-folds, canonically ...
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Definition of Givental $J$-function of cotangent bundle of flag variety

I would like to know the definition of Givental $J$-function of cotangent bundle of flag variety. To state my question more precisely, let us briefly recall the definition of the Givental $J$-function ...
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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 $k=0,1,2$ ?