MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Oren Ben-Bassat (Oxford)
Title: Multiple Lagrangian Intersections
Date: Wed, Aug 05, 2015, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room B
Abstract: Joyce and others have used shifted symplectic geometry to define Donaldson--Thomas Invariants. This kind of geometry naturally appears on derived moduli stacks of perfect complexes on Calabi-Yau varieties. One wonderful feature of shifted symplectic geometry (developed by Pantev, Toën, Vaquié and Vezzosi) is that fibre products (i.e. intersections) of Lagrangians automatically carry Lagrangian structures. Using a strange property of triple intersections from arXiv:1309.0596, this extra structure can be organized into a $2$-category. One can also speculate on the relationship of this $2$-category with TQFTs, algebraic versions of the Fukaya categories, infinity categories of Lagrangians and the gluing of stacks of matrix factorizations. This is joint work with Lino Amorim (Oxford).