Speaker: Sergey Galkin

Title: Degenerations in the mirror

Date: Mar 25, 2010, 16:15 - 18:30

Place: University of Aberdeen, Fraser Noble building

In the first part of my talk I will review mirror symmetry approach to algebraic geometry.
Then I will review a new approach to degenerations of a variety by the mirror symmetry,
show how toric degenerations become special birational symplectomorphisms in the mirror,
how to construct these special birational transformations and hence to predict the degenerations.