Mirror symmetry via Berkovich geometry I: overview

Members' Seminar
Topic:Mirror symmetry via Berkovich geometry I: overview
Speaker:Tony Yue Yu
Affiliation:Visitor, School of Mathematics
Date:Monday, February 13
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101
Video Link:https://video.ias.edu/membsem/2017/0213-TonyYueYu

Berkovich geometry is an enhancement of classical rigid analytic geometry. Mirror symmetry is a conjectural duality between Calabi-Yau manifolds. I will explain (1) what is mirror symmetry, (2) what are Berkovich spaces, (3) how Berkovich spaces appear naturally in the study of mirror symmetry, and (4) how we obtain a better understanding of several aspects of mirror symmetry via this viewpoint. This member seminar serves also as an overview of my minicourses in the same week.