##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Department Colloquium

## Mark Gross

#### University of Cambridge

## Intrinsic Mirror Symmetry

##### Abstract:

Mirror symmetry was a phenomenon discovered by physicists

around 1989: they observed that certain kinds of six-dimensional geometric objects known as Calabi-Yau manifolds seemed to come in pairs, with a strange relationship between different kinds of geometric objects on the pairs. Since then, the subject has blossomed into a vast field, with many different approaches and philosophies. I will give a brief introduction to the subject, and explain how one of these approaches, developed with Bernd Siebert, has led to a general construction of mirror pairs.James McKernan

### November 10, 2022

### 4:00 PM

APM 6402

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