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Mirror Symmetry
 
Claire Voisin Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
A co-publication of the AMS and the Société Mathématique de France
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Softcover ISBN: 978-0-8218-1947-0
Product Code: SMFAMS/1
List Price: $34.00
MAA Member Price: $30.60
AMS Member Price: $27.20
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Mirror Symmetry
Claire Voisin Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France
A co-publication of the AMS and the Société Mathématique de France
Available Formats:
Softcover ISBN:  978-0-8218-1947-0
Product Code:  SMFAMS/1
List Price: $34.00
MAA Member Price: $30.60
AMS Member Price: $27.20
  • Book Details
     
     
    SMF/AMS Texts and Monographs
    Volume: 11999; 120 pp
    MSC: Primary 14; Secondary 32; 81; 53;

    This is the English translation of Professor Voisin's book reflecting the discovery of the mirror symmetry phenomenon. The first chapter is devoted to the geometry of Calabi-Yau manifolds, and the second describes, as motivation, the ideas from quantum field theory that led to the discovery of mirror symmetry.

    The other chapters deal with more specialized aspects of the subject: the work of Candelas, de la Ossa, Greene, and Parkes, based on the fact that under the mirror symmetry hypothesis, the variation of Hodge structure of a Calabi-Yau threefold determines the Gromov-Witten invariants of its mirror; Batyrev's construction, which exhibits the mirror symmetry phenomenon between hypersurfaces of toric Fano varieties, after a combinatorial classification of the latter; the mathematical construction of the Gromov-Witten potential, and the proof of its crucial property (that it satisfies the WDVV equation), which makes it possible to construct a flat connection underlying a variation of Hodge structure in the Calabi-Yau case. The book concludes with the first “naive” Givental computation, which is a mysterious mathematical justification of the computation of Candelas, et al.

    Readership

    Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry; mathematical physicists.

  • Table of Contents
     
     
    • Cover
    • Title page
    • Contents
    • Introduction
    • Calabi-Yau manifolds
    • “Physical” origin of the conjecture
    • The work of Candelas—de la Ossa—Green—Parkes
    • The work of Batyrev
    • Quantum cohomology
    • The Givental construction
    • Bibliography
    • Back Cover
  • Additional Material
     
     
  • Reviews
     
     
    • This book … might yet give, even to the non-specialist, some basic orientation in the complicated and rapidly developing world of mirror symmetry.

      European Mathematical Society Newsletter
    • Without any doubt, the English version of this panoramic introduction to the phenomenon of mirror symmetry will find a much larger number of interesting readers than the French original could do, and that is what this beautiful text really deserves.

      Zentralblatt MATH
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Volume: 11999; 120 pp
MSC: Primary 14; Secondary 32; 81; 53;

This is the English translation of Professor Voisin's book reflecting the discovery of the mirror symmetry phenomenon. The first chapter is devoted to the geometry of Calabi-Yau manifolds, and the second describes, as motivation, the ideas from quantum field theory that led to the discovery of mirror symmetry.

The other chapters deal with more specialized aspects of the subject: the work of Candelas, de la Ossa, Greene, and Parkes, based on the fact that under the mirror symmetry hypothesis, the variation of Hodge structure of a Calabi-Yau threefold determines the Gromov-Witten invariants of its mirror; Batyrev's construction, which exhibits the mirror symmetry phenomenon between hypersurfaces of toric Fano varieties, after a combinatorial classification of the latter; the mathematical construction of the Gromov-Witten potential, and the proof of its crucial property (that it satisfies the WDVV equation), which makes it possible to construct a flat connection underlying a variation of Hodge structure in the Calabi-Yau case. The book concludes with the first “naive” Givental computation, which is a mysterious mathematical justification of the computation of Candelas, et al.

Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in algebraic geometry; mathematical physicists.

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Calabi-Yau manifolds
  • “Physical” origin of the conjecture
  • The work of Candelas—de la Ossa—Green—Parkes
  • The work of Batyrev
  • Quantum cohomology
  • The Givental construction
  • Bibliography
  • Back Cover
  • This book … might yet give, even to the non-specialist, some basic orientation in the complicated and rapidly developing world of mirror symmetry.

    European Mathematical Society Newsletter
  • Without any doubt, the English version of this panoramic introduction to the phenomenon of mirror symmetry will find a much larger number of interesting readers than the French original could do, and that is what this beautiful text really deserves.

    Zentralblatt MATH
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