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Discussion of topics for Fall 2016

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Speaker: Siddhartha Harmalkar (UMD)

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Speaker: Chuck Doran (U. Alberta and UMD)

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Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg (UMd)

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Speaker: David Pincus (UMd)

Abstract: We'll start to explain what the Fukaya category is,

which is needed to make sense of Kontsevich's homological mirror

symmetry conjecture.

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Speaker: David Pincus (UMd)

Abstract: Discussion of the paper by Polishchuk and Zaslow,

Categorical mirror symmetry: the elliptic curve, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 2

(1998), no. 2, 443-470, arXiv:math/9801119.

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Speaker: Lara Anderson (Virginia Tech) and Andrew Harder (Univ. of Miami)

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Speaker: Matt Calkins (UMd)

Abstract: Discussion of the paper by Polishchuk and Zaslow,

Categorical mirror symmetry: the elliptic curve, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 2

(1998), no. 2, 443-470, arXiv:math/9801119.

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Speaker: Tristan Hubsch (Howard and UMd)

Abstract: A bit more about the physics reasoning for mirror symmetry, connecting with Cox & Katz's exposition as well as the reasoning behind the BKH "transposition" construction.

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Speaker: Charles Doran (Alberta and UMd)

Abstract: A general discussion leading up to homological mirror symmetry for (nonelliptic) curves, where the mirror is a Landau-Ginzburg model of complex dimension 3. See for example P. Seidel, Homological mirror symmetry for the genus two curve, J. Alg. Geom. 20 (2011), 727-769.

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Speaker: Charles Doran (Alberta and UMd)

Abstract: The general theory from the last lecture will be specialized to something very concrete, leading to dimer models.

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Speaker: Amin Gholampour (UMd)

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Speaker: Amin Gholampour (UMd)

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Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg (UMd) - http://www.math.umd.edu/~jmr/

Abstract: We will start with some of the first topics in the book "Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry", http://bookstore.ams.org/cmim-4 . The preface and Chapter 1 can be downloaded for free from the AMS website. Chapter 2 is at arXiv:hep-th/0609042

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Speaker: Jonathan Rosenberg (UMd) - http://www.math.umd.edu/~jmr/

Abstract: I will continue with a discussion of the second chapter of the book "Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry", http://bookstore.ams.org/cmim-4 . Chapter 2 is at arXiv:hep-th/0609042. You can also get the whole book in electronic form from http://claymath.org/publications/online-books .

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Speaker: David Pincus (UMd)

Abstract: We will start on chapter 3 of the book "Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry", http://bookstore.ams.org/cmim-4 . You can get the whole book in electronic form from http://claymath.org/publications/online-books .

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Speaker: David Pincus (UMd)

Abstract: We will start on chapter 3 of the book "Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry", http://bookstore.ams.org/cmim-4 . You can get the whole book in electronic form from http://claymath.org/publications/online-books .

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Speaker: Eric Lownes (UMCP) -

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Speaker: Eric Lownes (UMCP) -

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Speaker: Richard Wentworth (UMCP) -

Abstract: We will go back to Ch. 3 of "Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry, that gets into the heart of the subject.

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Speaker: Richard Wentworth (UMCP) -

Abstract: We will go back to Ch. 3 of "Dirichlet Branes and Mirror Symmetry", that gets into the heart of the subject. This second lecture will discuss how the twists arise from a U(1)-current in superconformal N=2 field theory.

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Speaker: Tristan Hubsch (Howard and UMCP) -

Abstract: The so-called "Model A" and "Model B" twisted sigma models have been used to probe the geometry of variations of the (complexified) Kaehler class and the complex structure of the target spaces in supersymmetric world-sheet quantum field theories. These two "topological" models are twisted versions of the original supersymmetric field theory, which focus on the two structures of interest and were introduced in

E. Witten, "Mirror manifolds and topological field theory"

Mirror Symmetry (S.-T. Yau, ed.), vol. I. AMS, 1991.

[hep-th/9112056]

AMS/IP Stud. Adv. Math. 9 (1998) 121–160.

My aim is to describe the relation of these two models both to the original supersymmetric field theory, and also to the geometry of the target space and its (Kaehler class and complex structure) moduli.

Where: PHYS 1117

Speaker: Tristan Hubsch (Howard and UMCP) -

Abstract: The so-called "Model A" and "Model B" twisted sigma models have been used to probe the geometry of variations of the (complexified) Kaehler class and the complex structure of the target spaces in supersymmetric world-sheet quantum field theories. These two "topological" models are twisted versions of the original supersymmetric field theory, which focus on the two structures of interest and were introduced in

E. Witten, "Mirror manifolds and topological field theory"

Mirror Symmetry (S.-T. Yau, ed.), vol. I. AMS, 1991.

[hep-th/9112056]

AMS/IP Stud. Adv. Math. 9 (1998) 121–160.

My aim is to describe the relation of these two models both to the original supersymmetric field theory, and also to the geometry of the target space and its (Kaehler class and complex structure) moduli.

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Speaker: Matt Dellatorre (UMCP) -

Abstract: We'll start to talk about Ch. 7 of the book.