Algebraic Geometry

Salt Lake City 2015 : 2015 Summer Research Institute, July 13-31, 2015, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Author: Richard Thomas

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470435780

Category: Geometry, Algebraic

Page: 635

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This is Part 2 of a two-volume set. Since Oscar Zariski organized a meeting in 1954, there has been a major algebraic geometry meeting every decade: Woods Hole (1964), Arcata (1974), Bowdoin (1985), Santa Cruz (1995), and Seattle (2005). The American Mathematical Society has supported these summer institutes for over 50 years. Their proceedings volumes have been extremely influential, summarizing the state of algebraic geometry at the time and pointing to future developments. The most recent Summer Institute in Algebraic Geometry was held July 2015 at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, sponsored by the AMS with the collaboration of the Clay Mathematics Institute. This volume includes surveys growing out of plenary lectures and seminar talks during the meeting. Some present a broad overview of their topics, while others develop a distinctive perspective on an emerging topic. Topics span both complex algebraic geometry and arithmetic questions, specifically, analytic techniques, enumerative geometry, moduli theory, derived categories, birational geometry, tropical geometry, Diophantine questions, geometric representation theory, characteristic and -adic tools, etc. The resulting articles will be important references in these areas for years to come.
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Calabi-Yau Varieties: Arithmetic, Geometry and Physics

Lecture Notes on Concentrated Graduate Courses

Author: Radu Laza,Matthias Schütt,Noriko Yui

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493928309

Category: Mathematics

Page: 547

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This volume presents a lively introduction to the rapidly developing and vast research areas surrounding Calabi–Yau varieties and string theory. With its coverage of the various perspectives of a wide area of topics such as Hodge theory, Gross–Siebert program, moduli problems, toric approach, and arithmetic aspects, the book gives a comprehensive overview of the current streams of mathematical research in the area. The contributions in this book are based on lectures that took place during workshops with the following thematic titles: “Modular Forms Around String Theory,” “Enumerative Geometry and Calabi–Yau Varieties,” “Physics Around Mirror Symmetry,” “Hodge Theory in String Theory.” The book is ideal for graduate students and researchers learning about Calabi–Yau varieties as well as physics students and string theorists who wish to learn the mathematics behind these varieties.
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Algebraic and Combinatorial Aspects of Tropical Geometry

Author: Erwan Brugalle,Maria Angelica Cueto,Alicia Dickenstein,Eva-Maria Feichtner,Ilia Itenberg

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821891464

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

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This volume contains the proceedings of the CIEM workshop on Tropical Geometry, held December 12-16, 2011, at the International Centre for Mathematical Meetings (CIEM), Castro Urdiales, Spain. Tropical geometry is a new and rapidly developing field of mat
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Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry

Selected Papers From the 2016 Apprenticeship Program

Author: Gregory G. Smith,Bernd Sturmfels

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1493974866

Category: Mathematics

Page: 390

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This volume consolidates selected articles from the 2016 Apprenticeship Program at the Fields Institute, part of the larger program on Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry that ran from July through December of 2016. Written primarily by junior mathematicians, the articles cover a range of topics in combinatorial algebraic geometry including curves, surfaces, Grassmannians, convexity, abelian varieties, and moduli spaces. This book bridges the gap between graduate courses and cutting-edge research by connecting historical sources, computation, explicit examples, and new results.
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Symplectic, Poisson, and Noncommutative Geometry

Author: Tohru Eguchi,Yakov Eliashberg,Yoshiaki Maeda

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107056411

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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Symplectic geometry originated in physics, but it has flourished as an independent subject in mathematics, together with its offspring, symplectic topology. Symplectic methods have even been applied back to mathematical physics. Noncommutative geometry has developed an alternative mathematical quantization scheme based on a geometric approach to operator algebras. Deformation quantization, a blend of symplectic methods and noncommutative geometry, approaches quantum mechanics from a more algebraic viewpoint, as it addresses quantization as a deformation of Poisson structures. This volume contains seven chapters based on lectures given by invited speakers at two May 2010 workshops held at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute: Symplectic and Poisson Geometry in Interaction with Analysis, Algebra and Topology (honoring Alan Weinstein, one of the key figures in the field) and Symplectic Geometry, Noncommutative Geometry and Physics. The chapters include presentations of previously unpublished results and comprehensive reviews, including recent developments in these areas.
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Tropical Geometry and Mirror Symmetry

Author: Mark Gross

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821852329

Category: Mathematics

Page: 317

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Tropical geometry provides an explanation for the remarkable power of mirror symmetry to connect complex and symplectic geometry. The main theme of this book is the interplay between tropical geometry and mirror symmetry, culminating in a description of the recent work of Gross and Siebert using log geometry to understand how the tropical world relates the A- and B-models in mirror symmetry. The text starts with a detailed introduction to the notions of tropical curves and manifolds, and then gives a thorough description of both sides of mirror symmetry for projective space, bringing together material which so far can only be found scattered throughout the literature. Next follows an introduction to the log geometry of Fontaine-Illusie and Kato, as needed for Nishinou and Siebert's proof of Mikhalkin's tropical curve counting formulas. This latter proof is given in the fourth chapter. The fifth chapter considers the mirror, B-model side, giving recent results of the author showing how tropical geometry can be used to evaluate the oscillatory integrals appearing. The final chapter surveys reconstruction results of the author and Siebert for ``integral tropical manifolds.'' A complete version of the argument is given in two dimensions.
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Hodge Theory, Complex Geometry, and Representation Theory

Author: Robert S. Doran,Greg Friedman,Scott Nollet

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821894153

Category: Mathematics

Page: 311

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This volume contains the proceedings of an NSF/Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) regional conference on Hodge theory, complex geometry, and representation theory, held on June 18, 2012, at the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Phillip Griffiths, of the Institute for Advanced Study, gave 10 lectures describing now-classical work concerning how the structure of Shimura varieties as quotients of Mumford-Tate domains by arithmetic groups had been used to understand the relationship between Galois representations and automorphic forms. He then discussed recent breakthroughs of Carayol that provide the possibility of extending these results beyond the classical case. His lectures will appear as an independent volume in the CBMS series published by the AMS. This volume, which is dedicated to Phillip Griffiths, contains carefully written expository and research articles. Expository papers include discussions of Noether-Lefschetz theory, algebraicity of Hodge loci, and the representation theory of SL2(R). Research articles concern the Hodge conjecture, Harish-Chandra modules, mirror symmetry, Hodge representations of Q-algebraic groups, and compactifications, distributions, and quotients of period domains. It is expected that the book will be of interest primarily to research mathematicians, physicists, and upper-level graduate students.
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