A mirror theorem for the mirror quintic

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
The celebrated Mirror Theorem of Givental and Lian-Liu-Yau states that the A model (quantum cohomology, rational curve counting) of the Fermat quintic threefold is equivalent to the B model (complex deformations, period integrals) of its mirror dual, the mirror quintic orbifold. In order for mirror symmetry to be a true duality however, one must also show that the B model of the Fermat quintic is equivalent to the A model of the mirror quintic. We prove such an equivalence by relating the orbifold Gromov-Witten theory of the mirror quintic to period integrals over a one parameter deformation of the Fermat quintic. This involves new calculations in orbifold Gromov-Witten theory.
Mark Shoemaker
University of Michigan
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 322