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Toric degenerations of Fano varieties and connections with mirror symmetryGeometry/Topology
|Speaker: ||Nathan Ilten, UC Berkeley|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Tue, Mar 12 2013, 3:10PM|
Fano varieties are objects of fundamental importance in algebraic geometry. One variation of mirror symmetry posits a correspondence between smooth Fano varieties and certain special Laurent polynomials. This correspondence is conjecturally connected to the existence of toric degenerations of Fano varieties.
I will give an introduction to Fano varieties, and describe my own contributions relating toric degenerations to this correspondence.