Colloquium: Nathan Priddis (Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, Feb 5th 2015 4:00pm
  • Venue: 135 TMCB
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Title: Mirror Symmetry for K3 surfaces

Abstract: The study of K3 surfaces has a relatively long history, going back as far as the 1950s. They have a rich and interesting structure, which today is still intensively studied. Mirror symmetry on the other hand was discovered much more recently (late 80s) by physicists trying to understand string theory. Mirror symmetry predicts a deep relationship between pairs of Calabi–Yau manifolds, which, in (complex) dimension 2, are exactly the K3 surfaces. In this talk I will describe this mirror symmetry relationship for K3 surfaces, and recent results relating two different mirror symmetry constructions.