Lectures on mirror symmetry

  • S. Hosono
  • A. Klemm
  • S. Theisen
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 436)


We give an introduction to mirror symmetry of strings on Calabi-Yau manifolds with an emphasis on its applications e.g. for the computation of Yukawa couplings. We introduce all necessary concepts and tools such as the basics of toric geometry, resolution of singularities, construction of mirror pairs, Picard-Fuchs equations, etc. and illustrate all of this on a non-trivial example.


Yukawa Coupling Toric Variety Exceptional Divisor Hodge Number Complex Structure Modulo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Hosono
    • 1
  • A. Klemm
    • 2
  • S. Theisen
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of MathemathicsToyama UniversityToyamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Sektion Physik der Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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