**UM Math Graduate Students Seminar**

Dr. Gabriel Kerr

*University of Miami*

**will present**

**A gentle introduction to mirror symmetry **

Friday, October 21, 2011, 4:00pm

Ungar Building Room 402

**Abstract:**In this talk I will discuss the origins and basic ideas of mirror symmetry. This subject now involves an extremely wide range of mathematics and physics topics, among which are conformal field theories, D-branes, enumerative geometry, complex algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, combinatorics, derived categories and even number theory. By way of examples, I will explain how the above subjects are related to mirror symmetry.

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