Mirror symmetry and modular form

Title Mirror symmetry and modular form


SpeakerProfessor Yongbin RuanUniversity of Michigan


Time4:30-5:30 pm; May 9; 2013


PlaceConference Room B203, Department of Mathematical Sciences


Abstract: Traditionally, we use mirror symmetry to map a difficult problem (A-model) to an easier problem (B-model).Recently, there is a great deal of activities in mathematics to understand the modularity properties of Gromov-Witten theory, a phenomenon suggested by BCOV almost twenty years ago.Mirror symmetry is again used in a crucial way. However, the new usage of mirror does not map a difficult problem to easy problem. Instead, we make both side of mirror symmetry to work together in a deep way. I will explain this interesting phenomenon in the talk.


ContactYoujin Zhang


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