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Mirror symmetry for fibrations and degenerations of K3 surfaces

April 11, 2024 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Algebraic Geometry in String Theory Seminar

Speaker: Alan Thompson (Loughborough University)

Title: Mirror symmetry for fibrations and degenerations of K3 surfaces

Abstract: In 2016, Doran, Harder, and I conjectured a mirror symmetric relationship between Tyurin degenerations and splittings of codimension 1 fibrations on Calabi-Yau manifolds. In this talk I will discuss recent work to make this conjecture rigorous in the case of K3 surfaces. I will give a precise definition of what it means for a Tyurin degeneration of K3’s to be mirror to a splitting of an elliptically fibred K3, and show that this definition enjoys the following compatibilities with existing mirror symmetric theories: 1) The general fibre of the Tyurin degeneration is mirror to the elliptically fibred K3, in the sense of Dolgachev-Nikulin. 2) Components of the Tyurin degeneration and pieces of the splitting satisfy a homological version of the (quasi-) Fano-LG correspondence. 3) Components of the Tyurin degeneration which are weak del Pezzo are mirror to pieces of the splitting that arise as restrictions of the corresponding lattice polarised LG models to discs. This is joint work with Luca Giovenzana.


April 11, 2024
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Charles Doran
Iacopo Brivio


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