Topics in Geometry: Mirror Symmetry

Figure of blue, purple, and pink manifold.

Two-dimensional hypersurface of the quintic Calabi-Yau three-fold. (Image courtesy of Jbourjai on Wikimedia Commons.)


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Spring 2009



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This course will focus on various aspects of mirror symmetry. It is aimed at students who already have some basic knowledge in symplectic and complex geometry (18.966, or equivalent). The geometric concepts needed to formulate various mathematical versions of mirror symmetry will be introduced along the way, in variable levels of detail and rigor.

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This is a graduate-level course in Geometry. The content varies year to year, according to the interests of the instructor and the students.

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Denis Auroux. 18.969 Topics in Geometry: Mirror Symmetry. Spring 2009. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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