Quasimaps, wall-crossings, and Mirror Symmetry I

29 October 2013
14:00
Ionut Ciocan-Fontanine
Abstract

Quasimaps provide compactifications, depending on a stability parameter epsilon, for moduli spaces of maps from nonsingular algebraic curves to a large class of GIT quotients. These compactifications enjoy good properties and in particular they carry virtual fundamental classes. As the parameter epsilon varies, the resulting invariants are related by wall-crossing formulas. I will present some of these formulas in genus zero, and will explain why they can be viewed as generalizations (in several directions) of Givental's toric mirror theorems. I will also describe extensions of wall-crossing to higher genus, and (time permitting) to orbifold GIT targets as well.
The talk is based on joint works with Bumsig Kim, and partly also with Daewoong Cheong and with Davesh Maulik.

  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar