Nicholas Sheridan, Ph.D.Reader and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
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Mirror symmetry is a concept born out of string theory that straddles algebraic and symplectic geometry. In this lecture, Nicholas Sheridan will explain what mirror symmetry is and how some interesting numbers (values of the Riemann zeta function) make an appearance in mirror symmetry. He will present joint work with Abouzaid, Ganatra and Iritani, where they find a geometric origin for these numbers’ appearance.
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