Algebraic Geometry in String Theory Seminar
Speaker: Daniel Pomerleano, UMass Boston
Title: Singularities of the quantum connection on a Fano variety
Abstract: The small quantum connection on a Fano variety is one of the simplest objects in enumerative geometry. Nevertheless, it is the subject of far-reaching conjectures known as the Dubrovin/Gamma conjectures. Traditionally, these conjectures are made for manifolds with semi-simple quantum cohomology or more generally for Fano manifolds whose quantum connection is of unramified exponential type at q=\infty.
I will explain a program, joint with Paul Seidel, to show that this unramified exponential type property holds for all Fano manifolds M carrying a smooth anticanonical divisor D. The basic idea of our argument is to view these structures through the lens of a noncommutative Landau-Ginzburg model intrinsically attached to (M, D).