Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics

Superschool on Derived Categories and D-branes

Edmonton, Canada, July 17-23, 2016

Editors: Ballard, M., Doran, C., Favero, D., Sharpe, E. (Eds.)

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  • Gives a broad perspective on the field, perfect for a graduate student seminar
  • Distills intuition from physics for mathematicians, concretely expressing how the mathematics developed from the physics
  • Builds readers' knowledge with a particular focus on GLSMs, D-branes, birational geometry, and derived categories, which does not exist in an introductory form
  • Covers modern research topics without requiring considerable prior knowledge
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This book consists of a series of introductory lectures on mirror symmetry and its surrounding topics. These lectures were provided by participants in the PIMS Superschool for Derived Categories and D-branes in July 2016. Together, they form a comprehensive introduction to the field that integrates perspectives from mathematicians and physicists alike.

These proceedings provide a pleasant and broad introduction into modern research topics surrounding string theory and mirror symmetry that is approachable to readers new to the subjects. These topics include constructions of various mirror pairs, approaches to mirror symmetry, connections to homological algebra, and physical motivations. Of particular interest is the connection between GLSMs, D-branes, birational geometry, and derived categories, which is explained both from a physical and mathematical perspective. The introductory lectures provided herein highlight many features of this emerging field and give concrete connections between the physics and the math.

Mathematical readers will come away with a broader perspective on this field and a bit of physical intuition, while physicists will gain an introductory overview of the developing mathematical realization of physical predictions. 

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Superschool on Derived Categories and D-branes
Book Subtitle
Edmonton, Canada, July 17-23, 2016
Editors
  • Matthew Ballard
  • Charles Doran
  • David Favero
  • Eric Sharpe
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics
Series Volume
240
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91626-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91626-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91625-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06270-5
Series ISSN
2194-1009
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 260
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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