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Mirror symmetry for open strings, geometry and arithmeticQMAP Seminar
|Speaker: ||Johannes Walcher, McHill University (Toronto, Canada)|
|Location: ||2112 MSB|
|Start time: ||Thu, May 16 2013, 3:10PM|
I will review the overal picture of mirror symmetry with D-branes on compact Calabi-Yau manifolds. I will then explain the calculation of the on-shell superpotential arising from D-branes wrapping holomorphic curves in the B-model, and what should be its interpretation in the A-model. Both local (expansion around large volume) and global (monodromies around the moduli space) properties of the superpotential show interesting number theoretic signatures.