Geometry and Physics Seminar: Atsushi Kanazawa

  • Date: 12/02/2013
  • Time: 15:00
Atsushi Kanazawa (UBC)

University of British Columbia


BCOV theory and Calabi-Yau 3-folds with two large complex structure limits


In their famous paper in 1994, Bershadsky, Cecotti, Ooguri and Vafa derived a set of equations called the BCOV holomorphic anomaly equations. The BCOV theory presents a generalization of the classical g=0 mirror symmetry (Hodge theory) and is capable of computing higher genus Gromov-Witten invariants. The key ingredient is the special Kaehler geometry of the moduli space of Calabi-Yau 3-folds. In this talk, I will explain the basic idea of the BCOV theory and show some interesting computations.

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This is a live e-seminar hosted by The University of British Columbia in ESB 4127 and broadcast at The University of Alberta in CAB 449