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Syllabus Mirror symmetry - 80893
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Last update 12-09-2017
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 2nd degree (Master)

Responsible Department: mathematics

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: E. Safra

Course/Module Coordinator: Jake Solomon

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: By appointment.

Teaching Staff:
Prof Jake Solomon

Course/Module description:
Mirror Symmetry is a correspondence between complex geometry on one manifold and symplectic geometry on another manifold. This correspondence provides a heuristic for formulating the solution of problems previously considered intractable. Mirror symmetry has been proved in many examples by calculating both sides independently. It remains to provide a mathematically rigorous explanation of why the phenomenon of mirror symmetry exists. This seminar will discuss recent work that sheds light on this question.

Course/Module aims:

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Students should become acquainted with current work on mirror symmetry.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Lecture.b

Course/Module Content:
See course description and additional reading material.

Required Reading:
Not applicable.

Additional Reading Material:
Mohammed Abouzaid, "Homological mirror symmetry without corrections"

Andrei Caldararu, Junwu Tu, "Computing a categorical Gromov-Witten invariant"

Kevin Costello, "The Gromov-Witten potential associated to a TCFT"

Background on Mirror Symmetry:

Maxim Kontsevich, "Homological Algebra of Mirror Symmetry"

Andrew Strominger, Shing-Tung Yau, Eric Zaslow, "Mirror Symmetry is T-Duality"

Background on the Fukaya Category:

Kenji Fukaya, Yong-Geun Oh, Hiroshi Ohta, Kaoru Ono, "Lagrangian Intersection Floer Theory: Anomaly and Obstruction"

Paul Seidel, "Fukaya Categories and Picard-Lefschetz Theory"

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 0 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 100 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

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