Seminar Event Detail

Geometry & Physics

Date:  Monday, March 18, 2019
Location:  4096 East Hall (4:00 PM to 6:00 PM)

Title:  A proposal for nonabelian mirror symmetry

Abstract:   At the beginning of the talk, we will give a short review of gauged linear sigma models (GLSMs) from a physical point of view, and will quickly mention some new developments in GLSMs in the physics literature. After that, we will review the Hori-Vafa mirror construction of mirror of 2d abelian gauge theories. Finally, we propose the mirror construction for non-abelian GLSMs, solving a long-standing open problem. Several non-trivial examples will be discussed, and the proposal satis es a number of consistency checks, including (but not limited to): matching quantum cohomology rings (twisted chiral rings) with the mirror Jacobi rings (chiral rings), matching (topological) correlation functions, for Calabi-Yau cases, correct central charges, etc.


Speaker:  Wei Gu
Institution:  Virginia Tech

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