Review of homological mirror symmetry

July 5, 2010 University of Porto

Speaker: Maxim Kontsevich (about)
Abstract: Homological mirror symmetry conjecture relates symplectic geometry and complex geometry, via homological algebra.
Originally it was formulated in the realm of Calabi-Yau varieties, i.e. compact complex manifolds with Ricci-flat Kahler metric (and vanishing canonical class).
I'll give an overview of new types of examples, including both positive and negative canonical classes, singular varieties, etc..

Time: 15h00
Room: Anfiteatro 0.07 do Centro de Matemática da Universidade do Porto (map)
Web streaming: http://www.tv.up.pt/pt/live
Contact: Joao Nuno Tavares (jntavar@fc.up.pt)


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