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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