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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 algebraic-cycles 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 Gromov-Witten invariants — and deep mathematical structures and conjectures. This is joint work with Matt Kerr.