Analytic Torsion on Calabi-Yau Manifolds

IAS/PRINCETON COMPLEX GEOMETRY
Topic:Analytic Torsion on Calabi-Yau Manifolds
Speaker:Hao Fang
Affiliation:IAS
Date:Tuesday, March 22
Time/Room:2:30pm - 4:00pm/S-101

We study spectral invariants of torsion type on Calabi-Yau manifolds of dimension three. We define a new holomorphic invariant modifying the so-called BCOV torsion and explore its applications in the study of moduli space of Calabi-Yau manifolds. Using both analytical and algebraic tools, we determine the asymptotic behavior of the new invariant near a singular Calabi-Yau variety, especially for a Calabi-Yau variety with only one ODP singularity, which leads to a current curvature formula. As an application, We verify a conjecture of Beshadsky-Ceccotti-Ooguri-Vafa. In many examples, we link our metric invariant to automorphic forms. This is a recent joint work with Z. Lu and K.-I. Yoshikawa.