Math 290 - Seminar on Mirror Symmetry - Spring 2011

D. Auroux - Thu., 5-6:30pm, Room 891 Evans

What's happening


This seminar will present various geometric aspects of mirror symmetry. The main focus will be on the Strominger-Yau-Zaslow (SYZ) conjecture, according to which mirror symmetry is a duality between Lagrangian torus fibrations, and on Kontsevich's homological mirror symmetry (HMS), which predicts an equivalence between the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold and the derived category of coherent sheaves of its mirror.

Main topics:

Prerequisites: some prior knowledge of symplectic and complex geometry will be helpful.


The (handwritten) notes from my Fall '09 topics course will come in handy (especially the second half of the course). Other references: