Number Theory seminar by Charles Doran

Charles Doran (University of Alberta) will give a Number Theory seminar titled "Arithmetic Mirror Symmetry for K3 Pencils and Hypergeometric Decomposition".

Abstract:  We will begin with an introduction to Calabi-Yau geometry and survey various forms of mirror symmetry, with an eye towards possible applications in arithmetic geometry.  Specializing to a particular construction of mirror pairs, we analyze the factorization of the zeta function for certain symmetric K3 quartic pencils and the relationship with hypergeometric equations.

Time and place: 14:00-15:00 in room 1034, DIKU.