|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|
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.