Komaba Topology Seminar

Speaker: Mina Aganagic (UC Berkeley)
Title: Knots and Mirror Symmetry
Date (JST): Tue, Mar 24, 2015, 17:00 - 18:30
Place: Room 056 Mathematical Sciences Building, Komaba Campus
Abstract: I will describe two conjectures relating knot theory and mirror symmetry.
One can associate, to every knot K, one a Calabi-Yau manifold Y(K), which depends on the homotopy type of the knot only. The first conjecture is that Y(K) arises by a generalization of SYZ mirror symmetry, as mirror to the conifold, O(-1)+O(-1)->P^1. The second conjecture is that topological string provides a quantization of Y(K) which leads to quantum HOMFLY invariants of the knot. The conjectures are based on joint work with C. Vafa and also with T.Ekholm, L. Ng.
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