Recently, millions of novel examples of compact G2 holonomy manifolds have been constructed as twisted connected sums of asymptotically cylindrical Calabi-Yau threefolds. In case these are K3 fibred, they can in turn be constructed from dual pairs of tops. This is analogous to Batyrev's construction of Calabi-Yau manifolds via reflexive polytopes. For compactifications of Type II superstrings on such G2 manifolds, we formulate a construction of the mirror.
- String Theory Seminar