Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Atsushi Kanazawa

  • Date: 09/10/2012
  • Time: 15:00

Atsushi Kanazawa, UBC


University of British Columbia


Trilinear forms and Chern classes of Calabi-Yau threefolds


Let X be a Calabi-Yau threefold. We study the symmetric trilinear form on the integral second cohomology group of X defined by the cup product. Our study is motivated by C.P.C. Wall's classification theorem, which roughly says that the diffeomorphism class of a spin sixfold is determined by the trilinear form. We investigate the interplay between the Chern classes and the trilinear form of X, and demonstrate some numerical relations between them. If time permits, we also discuss some properties of the associated cubic form. This talk is based on a joint work with P.H.M. Wilson.

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Location: ESB 2012