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Mirror symmetry for homogeneous varieties.

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  • UserClelia Pech (Kent)
  • ClockWednesday 16 November 2016, 14:15-15:15
  • HouseCMS MR13.

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In this talk reporting on joint work with K. Rietsch and L. Williams, I will explain a new version of the construction by Rietsch of a mirror for some varieties with a homogeneous Lie group action. The varieties we study include quadrics and Lagrangian Grassmannians (i.e., Grassmannians of Lagrangian vector subspaces of a symplectic vector space). The mirror takes the shape of a rational function, the superpotential, defined on a Langlands dual homogeneous variety. I will show that in the mirror manifold has a particular combinatorial structure called a cluster structure, and that the superpotential is expressed in coordinates dual to the cohomology classes of the original variety.

I will also explain how these properties lead to new relations in the quantum cohomology, and a conjectural formula expressing solutions of the quantum differential equation for LG(n) in terms of the superpotential. If time allows, I will also explain how these results should extend to a larger family of homogeneous spaces called `cominuscule homogeneous spaces’.

This talk is part of the Algebraic Geometry Seminar series.

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