Title: On smooth isolated curves in general complete intersection Calabi-Yau threefolds
Speaker: Dr. Xun Yu (GAIA, POSTECH)
Let Y be a Calabi-Yau threefold. Then the expected dimension of the deformation space of a locally complete intersection curve in Y is zero. However, for a given pair (d,g) it is hard to show the existence of a curve of degree d and genus g on Y and even when the existence is shown, it is very hard to prove that the curve is rigid in Y. Recently Knutsen finds a powerful method to show existence of smooth isolated curves in complete intersection Calai-Yau threefolds (CICY). In this talk, I will first recall Knutsen's method and then explain how to use a variant of it to construct new examples of smooth isolated curves in general CICY. I will also mention some open problems.
Place: GAIA Seminar Room (#106, Math Science bldg.)
Date: 14:00-15:00, October 17, 2014