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CAGE: Philadelphia Area Combinatorics and Alg. Geometry Seminar

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 3:00pm

Kaisa Taipale

Univ. of Minnesota


University of Pennsylvania


This talk will be a quirky exposition of an old story originating in mirror symmetry. Finding quantum cohomology rings of Grassmannians and partial flag varieties using Landau-Ginzburg mirrors started in the late 1990s, but in the 2010s the story got a new twist when it was found that part of this story could be reinterpreted using quivers with potential. Rather than focusing on mirror symmetry, I’ll present two different ways of finding QH*(Gr(k,n)) using Landau-Ginzburg potentials and highlight connections to current combinatorial developments