Description

Algebraic Geometry Seminar

Date:

Thursday, 5 January, 2023, 2.15 pm

Venue:

Ramanujan Hall

Speaker:

Atharva Korde

Affiliation:

Univ. of British Columbia,Vancouver, BC, Canada

Title:

An introduction to Gromov-Witten and Donaldson-Thomas theory

Abstract:

I will give an introduction to Gromov-Witten invariants (via algebraic geometry, rather than symplectic geometry) and Donaldson-Thomas invariants. Then I will explain the GW-DT correspondence, which relates these two sets of numbers for a Calabi-Yau threefold. If time permits, I will talk about quantum cohomology later, an idea of Kontsevich which is used to answer the question of counting the following GW-invariant – how many rational curves of degree d pass through 3d-1 general points in the plane ? The first talk will be less technical and accessible to anyway with minimal knowledge of algebraic geometry. The second talk will be more technical.

Date

Thu, January 5, 2023

Start Time

2:15pm IST

Priority

5-Medium

Access

Public

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Updated

Mon, January 2, 2023 12:56pm IST