Geometry of mirror manifolds

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We analyze the mirror manifold hypothesis in one and three dimensions using the simplest available representations of the N = 2 superconformal algebra. The symmetries of these tensor models can be divided out to give an explicit representation of the mirror, and we give a simple group theoretical algorithm for determining which symmetries should be used. We show that the mirror of a superconformal field theory does not always have a geometrical interpretation, but when it does, deformations of complex structure of one manifold are reflected in deformations of the Kähler form of the mirror manifold, and we show how the large radius limit of a manifold corresponds to a large complex structure limit in the mirror manifold. The mirror of the Tian-Yau three generation model is constructed both as a conformal field theory and as an algebraic variety with Euler number six. The Hodge numbers of this manifold are fixed, but the intersection numbers are highly ambiguous, presumably reflecting a rich structure of multicritical points in the moduli space of the field theory. © 1991.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aspinwall, PS; Lütken, CA

Published Date

  • April 15, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 353 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 461

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0550-3213

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0550-3213(91)90343-V

Citation Source

  • Scopus