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Towards open-string mirror symmetry for compact Calabi-Yau geometriesQMAP Seminar
|Speaker: || Hans Jockers, SITP, Stanford|
|Location: ||3106 MSB|
|Start time: ||Thu, Mar 12 2009, 3:10PM|
In this talk I review mirror symmetry for compact Calabi-Yau geometries. From a physics
point of view closed-string mirror symmetry is a duality, which computes closed-string
worldsheet instanton corrections of the associated low energy effective field theory. In
mathematics these instantons correspond to closed Gromov-Witten invariants.
Then I discuss the recent progress in studying open-string mirror symmetry for compact
Calabi-Yau geometries with D-branes. I argue that also in the open-string sector mirror
symmetry provides for a tool to compute certain open-string worldsheet instanton corrections.
These open-string corrections are associated to open Gromov-Witten invariants in compact