Comparing curve-counting invariants

29 April 2014
Cristina Manolache
Counting curves with given topological properties in a variety is a very old question. Example questions are: How many conics pass through five points in a plane, how many lines are there on a Calabi-Yau 3-fold? There are by now several ways to count curves and the numbers coming from different curve counting theories may be different. We would then like to have methods to compare these numbers. I will present such a general method and show how it works in the case of stable maps and stable quasi-maps.
  • Algebraic and Symplectic Geometry Seminar