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.