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Colloquium by Charles Doran (University of Alberta)

Title: Mirroring Towers: Fibration and Degeneration in Calabi-Yau Geometry

2018.09.21 | Jane Jamshidi

Date Tue 09 Oct
Time 15:15 16:15
Location 1531-119 (Aud. D2)


Calabi-Yau manifolds play a central role in algebraic geometry.  We will briefly survey known constructions, working our way up in dimension, and focus on the geometric implications of nesting one Calabi-Yau manifold in another.  

Mirror symmetry — a phenomenon first suggested by physicists — links (families of) Calabi-Yau manifolds.  Mirroring towers of Calabi-Yau manifolds leads us to propose a new conjecture that unifies mirror symmetry for Calabi-Yau manifolds and their Fano manifold cousins.