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22.07.2014 Eric Sharpe (Virginia Tech)
"An overview of mirror symmetry"

14:00-15:30, klHS, Phil 12

The poster for this lecture series can be found here.

Abstract:
In this talk I will give a gentle introduction to and overview of `mirror symmetry', a duality in two-dimensional quantum field theories in which theories with different interpretations are secretly equivalent. Historically, mirror symmetry was a launching point for Gromov-Witten theory. We review mirror symmetry and its role, and then outline modern extensions such as homological mirror symmetry and especially (0,2) mirror symmetry.

Institut für Theoretische Physik

MAThematics
Center
Heidelberg