General Information

Mirror symmetry, in the realm of theoretical physics, is a proposed equivalence between two different versions of string theory referred to as the “A-model” and the “B-model”. Beginning in the last decade of the twentieth century, mathematicians have attempted to interpret these two theories and their relationship to one another in precise geometric terms, with powerful and often surprising results. An intriguing recent development is the appearance of “global mirror symmetry”: in certain situations, B-model theories naturally arise in a family, and different pieces of that family have different A-model counterparts. Via mirror symmetry, then, the mathematical objects encoded by these A-models can be identified with one another. In particular, the crepant transformation conjecture and the Landau-Ginzburg/Calabi-Yau correspondence are two mathematical phenomena for which global mirror symmetry provides an explanation.

Topics of the workshop will include the Landau-Ginzburg model and its relation to Gromov-Witten theory, the crepant transformation conjecture, Gamma-integral structures, integrable hierarchies, and mathematical theories of the B-model. It is our goal to bring together experts on various aspects and applications of mirror symmetry, to exchange ideas and to better understand the connections between the different contexts in which global mirror symmetry arises.

The Workshop on Global Mirror Symmetry will take place June 6 - 10, 2016 at the Chern Institute of Mathematics in Tianjin, China.

Organizing committee:

Emily Clader
Bohan Fang
Si-Qi Liu
Nathan Priddis
Dustin Ross
Yefeng Shen
Mark Shoemaker