Quantum cohomology of partial flag varieties

In the Wintersemester 2020–2021 we will run a seminar on quantum cohomology of partial flag varieties, introducing a second theme to the symphony which is the geometry of partial flag varieties (the first theme being the structure of the derived category, as discussed in the previous seminar). The goal is to:

  • introduce quantum cohomology, as a deformation of the usual cohomology of a variety using Gromov–Witten invariants;
  • describe methods to work with the quantum cohomology of partial flag varieties;
  • give structural results of the quantum cohomology of partial flag varieties, and understand their link to the structure of the derived category;
with a view towards current research. For the majority of the time the previous seminar is not a prerequisite.

We have a detailed program.

Where? to be determined, likely via Zoom
When? to be determined, it starts when the semester starts (i.e. last week of October, or first week of November)