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Reading Group on Mirror Symmetry

Summer Term 2017

Location: TBC
Date & Time: TBC
Organisers: Francesco Broggi,Sara Lamboglia
Syllabus: Cox, David A.; Katz, Sheldon. Mirror symmetry and algebraic geometry. Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, 68. American Mathematical Society.(Chapter 1-4)
Homeworks
Week 1-Read Chapter 1 and have a look at Chapter 2 in preparation for the first talk.
Schedule
Week Time and place Speaker Content
1

MS.03

11 am

Thursday

Alan Thompson

Introduction to Mirror Symmetry


Abstract:
I will give a brief introduction to mirror symmetry, which will discuss some of the historical roots of the subject and some of its main themes. The quintic threefold will feature significantly. This talk will be extremely loosely based on the contents of Chapter 2 of Cox and Katz.
2

MS.05

11am

Wednesday

Livia Campo Toric Geometry I
3

B3.02

11am

Wednesday

Edwin Kutas Toric Geometry II
4  
B3.02

11am

Wednesday

Rosemary

Taylor

Toric Geometry III
5  
B3.02

11am

Wednesday


NO READING GROUP
6  
B3.02

11am

Wednesday

Alice

Cuzzucoli

 
Batyrev-Borisov construction
7  
B3.02

11am

Wednesday

Sara Lamboglia Batyrev-Borisov for the quintic threefold
8  
B3.02

11am

Wednesday

  NO READING GROUP
9  
B3.02

11am

Wednesday

Edwin Kutas Complete intersection of toric varieties