Department of Mathematics

Special Lecture

  •  Scott Baldridge, LSU
  •  Invariants of Special Lagrangian Cones
  •  11/14/2016
  •  3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  •  C304 Wells Hall

Special Lagrangian cones play a central role in the understanding of the SYZ conjecture, an important conjecture in mathematics based upon mirror symmetry and certain string theory models in physics. According to string theory, our universe is a product of the standard Minkowski space with a Calabi-Yau 3-fold. Strominger, Yau, and Zaslov conjectured that Calabi-Yau 3-folds can be fibered by special Lagrangian 3-tori with singular fibers. To make this idea rigorous one needs control over the singularities, which can be modeled by special Lagrangian cones. In this talk, we discuss special Lagrangian cones, the difficulties involved in defining and computing invariants of them, and the hope that these invariants may offer in understanding the SYZ conjecture.

 

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