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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.
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.