Geometry and Physics Seminar: Gabriel Kerr

  • Date: 10/06/2014
  • Time: 15:00
Gabriel Kerr, Kansas State

University of British Columbia


Mirror symmetry for the punctured plane


Homological mirror symmetry initially concerned Calabi-Yau 3-folds and, from that point, rapidly expanded to incorporate local Calabi-Yau's and Fano varieties. In this talk, I will discuss joint work with Ludmil Katzarkov and Maxim Kontsevich on extending this correspondence further to include quasi-affine toric varieties, the most basic example of which is a punctured plane. The complex side of the correspondence, or B-model, remains the derived category of coherent sheaves of the variety. On the mirror side, the A-model is a partially wrapped Fukaya category on the cotangent bundle of the torus. The key ingredient is the wrapping Hamiltonian which is defined as a distance^2 function away from a mirror non-compact Lagrangian skeleton. I will explain the geometric intuition for the case of the punctured plane and discuss elements of the proof for the general case.

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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 at 4 pm (MDT).