Mirror Symmetry
Speaker:Prof. Naichung (Conan) Leung
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
and Department of Mathematics
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date & Time:11 Mar 2013 (Monday) 15:00
Venue:J313
Organized by:Department of Mathematics

Abstract

In this talk, I give a geometric explanation of mirror symmetry via Strominger-Yau-Zaslow proposal and how Gromov-Witten invariants arise as quantum corrections. This talk should be accessible to general mathematical audiences.

Biography

Prof. Naichung Conan Leung is currently a Professor of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the editor or board of governors of various journals, including, New York Journal of Mathematics, Asian Journal of Mathematics, Pure and Applied Mathematics Quarterly, and Pacific Journal of Mathematics. Prof. Leung obtained his Ph.D. in Mathematics at M.I.T. at Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was also awarded the Chern Prize in 2010. The publications of Prof. Leung include, Seiberg Witten invariants and uniformizations, Einstein type metrics and stability on vector bundles, Symplectic structures on gauge theory, Bando Futaki invariants and Kahler Einstein metric, Branes and Toric Geometry etc.