# Superschool on Derived Categories and D-branes

## Edmonton, Canada, July 17-23, 2016

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**SDCD 2016**

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 240)

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**SDCD 2016**

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 240)

This book consists of a series of introductory lectures on mirror symmetry and its surrounding topics. These lectures were provided by participants in the PIMS Superschool for Derived Categories and D-branes in July 2016. Together, they form a comprehensive introduction to the field that integrates perspectives from mathematicians and physicists alike.

These proceedings provide a pleasant and broad introduction into modern research topics surrounding string theory and mirror symmetry that is approachable to readers new to the subjects. These topics include constructions of various mirror pairs, approaches to mirror symmetry, connections to homological algebra, and physical motivations. Of particular interest is the connection between GLSMs, D-branes, birational geometry, and derived categories, which is explained both from a physical and mathematical perspective. The introductory lectures provided herein highlight many features of this emerging field and give concrete connections between the physics and the math.

Mathematical readers will come away with a broader perspective on this field and a bit of physical intuition, while physicists will gain an introductory overview of the developing mathematical realization of physical predictions.

symlectic geometry SYZ conjecture Batyrev mirror symmetry topological string theories Bridgeland stability conditions quivers abeliated categories differential graded categories triangulated categories homological mirror symmetry

- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91626-2
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- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
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- Print ISBN 978-3-319-91625-5
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- Series Print ISSN 2194-1009
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