## EVENT DETAILS AND ABSTRACT

**Geometry/Physics Seminar**
**Title:** Introducing Homological Mirror Symmetry

**Speaker:** Nick Sheridan

**Speaker Info:** MIT

**Brief Description:**

**Special Note**:

**Abstract:**

Mirror symmetry is a deep relationship, first noticed by string
theorists, between algebraic and symplectic geometry. It burst onto the
mathematical scene in 1991, when string theorists used it to make concrete
mathematical predictions about rational curve counts on the quintic
three-fold. In 1994 Kontsevich introduced a powerful and deep generalization
of mirror symmetry, called `homological mirror symmetry'. He proposed that
one should view mirror symmetry as an equivalence of categories: the Fukaya
category (on the symplectic side) and the category of coherent sheaves (on
the complex side). In the first half of the talk I will give an overview of
mirror symmetry, and in the second half I will introduce the Fukaya category
and homological mirror symmetry.

**Date:** Thursday, September 22, 2011

**Time:** 1:00pm

**Where:** Lunt 102

**Contact Person:** Jesse Wolfson

**Contact email:** wolfson@math.northwestern.edu

**Contact Phone:**

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