|Date: Monday, September 10, 2018
Location: 4096 East Hall (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM)
Title: Type II Extremal Transitions in Gromov-Witten theory
Abstract: Extremal transitions are an important surgery which conjecturally relates any two topologically distinct Calabi-Yau 3-folds (known as Reid's Fantasy). There has been a long-standing interest in understanding how Gromov-Witten invariants change under extremal transitions. In this talk, I will give several examples of Type II extremal transitions and then proceed to explain how one can relate their genus zero Gromov-Witten theories using the language of quantum D-modules.
Speaker: Rongxiao Mi