Kavli IPMU Komaba Seminar

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Date, time & place Monday 16:30 - 18:00 002Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)


16:30-18:00   Room #002 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Bong Lian (Brandeis University)
Period Integrals and Tautological Systems (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
We develop a global Poincar\\'e residue formula to study
period integrals of families of complex manifolds. For any compact
complex manifold $X$ equipped with a linear system $V^*$ of
generically smooth CY hypersurfaces, the formula expresses period
integrals in terms of a canonical global meromorphic top form on $X$.
Two important ingredients of this construction are the notion of a CY
principal bundle, and a classification of such rank one bundles.
We also generalize the construction to CY and general type complete
intersections. When $X$ is an algebraic manifold having a sufficiently
large automorphism group $G$ and $V^*$ is a linear representation of
$G$, we construct a holonomic D-module that governs the period
integrals. The construction is based in part on the theory of
tautological systems we have developed earlier. The approach allows us
to explicitly describe a Picard-Fuchs type system for complete
intersection varieties of general types, as well as CY, in any Fano
variety, and in a homogeneous space in particular. In addition, the
approach provides a new perspective of old examples such as CY
complete intersections in a toric variety or partial flag variety. The
talk is based on recent joint work with R. Song and S.T. Yau.