A&C Seminar:
Fall 2008, Fridays, Milner 317, 3:00–3:50 p.m.
October 24 
Charles Doran (University of Alberta, Canada) 
3:00–3:50 
Algebraic Cycles, Regulator Periods, and Local Mirror Symmetry 

Abstract: A number of constructions in the string theory literature in recent years are, in fact, closely related to quantities of interest to the algebraiccycles community. A careful reinterpretation of these physical computations in the proper mathematical context clarifies the connection between physical predictions — involving for example the mirror map, prepotential, and asymptotic growth of GromovWitten invariants — and deep mathematical structures and conjectures. This is joint work with Matt Kerr. 

